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rigorous

Maths Logic (of a proof) making the validity of the successive steps completely explicit
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And not all, perhaps, might I pour into thy rigorous ear!
Upon the fourth day of the assassination, a party of the police came, very unexpectedly, into the house, and proceeded again to make rigorous investigation of the premises.
When the persecuted companions of Robinson, exiles from their native land, anxiously sued for the privilege of removing a thousand leagues more distant to an untried soil, a rigorous climate, and a savage wilderness, for the sake of reconciling their sense of religious duty with their affections for their country, few, perhaps none of them, formed a conception of what would be, within two centuries, the result of their undertaking.
While residing on the continent of Europe, they had adopted the principles of the most complete and rigorous reformation, as taught and established by Calvin.
Now, if nature had to make the beak of a full-grown pigeon very short for the bird's own advantage, the process of modification would be very slow, and there would be simultaneously the most rigorous selection of the young birds within the egg, which had the most powerful and hardest beaks, for all with weak beaks would inevitably perish: or, more delicate and more easily broken shells might be selected, the thickness of the shell being known to vary like every other structure.
Sexual selection is, therefore, less rigorous than natural selection.
perhaps erroneously) rather to be rigorous than gentle.
Then I tried to preserve myself from the horror that was coming upon me, by regarding it as a rigorous punishment of human selfishness.
No, D'Artagnan, you are mistaken when you accuse my council of urging me to pursue rigorous measures.
And yet, in the face of famine and the rigorous winter, he went out gayly in quest of a mess of trout, forsooth, because he "doted" on them
As he went out into the rigorous night, I saw the lonely figure flit away before us.
Peshawar -- Accountability Court-II, Peshawar, awarded a total of nine years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 7.