• WordNet 3.6
    • n rigorousness excessive sternness "severity of character","the harshness of his punishment was inhuman","the rigors of boot camp"
    • n rigorousness something hard to endure "the asperity of northern winters"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rigorousness The quality or state of being rigorous; severity without allowance or mitigation; strictness; exactness; rigor.
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  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    “Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.”
  • George Washington
    “Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.”
  • William Blake
    “You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time.”
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    “For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.”
  • Alain French
    Alain French
    “One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It takes rigor, and it takes courage.”


In literature:

And then she talked of rigorous measures.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
No weaknesses of my own have warped it, no parsimony has starved it, no rigor has deformed it.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
He demanded it of others rigorously.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
We had to remedy this by means perhaps a little too rigorous.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
As she said, and with reason, the climate is too rigorous.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The governor was justly incensed at what had happened, and instituted the most rigorous scrutiny into the cause which had produced it.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
His imprisonment was rigorous; few comforts were allowed him.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
But they are unjust to exact from me what I do not owe, far more rigorously than they require from others that which they do owe.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
The grim dampness of the English climate was too rigorous for a life that needed sunshine.
"Peg O' My Heart" by J. Hartley Manners
King Ethelred was a man of a pleasant face, but marked by care and by long vigils and rigorous fastings.
"The Dragon and the Raven" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

Oh! who before in actual woe
The happier signs of bliss could read?
Will not a fate so rigorous lead
To misery, not to rapture?--
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
What Power, with inclusive sweep
And rigor of compelling bars,
Shall curb the furies of the stars,
And still the troubling of that Deep?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Another poet likewise introduce,
Well known as bishop Atterbury 's friend;
Whom men of treas'nous practices accuse,
And into rigorous confinement send.
"Enigma XXX." by Elizabeth Hitchener
If placed beneath the northern pole,
Though winter reigns with rigor there;
His gracious beams would cheer my soul,
And make a spring throughout the year.
"The Believer's Safety (II)" by John Newton
Therefore, O tender Lady, Queen Mary,
Thou gentleness that dost enmoss and drape
The Cross's rigorous austerity,
Wipe thou the blood from wounds that needs must gape.
"After-Strain" by Francis Thompson
The rigor of the weekday is cast aside with shoes,
With business suits and traffic's motion;
The lolling man lies with the passionate sun,
Or is drunken in the ocean.
"Far Rockaway" by Delmore Schwartz

In news:

Motor Trend editor-at-large Arthur St Antoine, puts these two cars through rigorous tests and then picks his favorite of the two.
"Oncobiologics has a rigorous R&D program that will allow us to bring biosimilar therapies to the Middle East and North Africa ".
GOP's fiscal rigor skips the rich.
I call FIS's Electronic Financial Account (EFA) a piece of tech sensitivity that goes far beyond the rigors of transaction processing.
The US Department of Education has evaluated states since the 2005-06 school year based on their ability to meet certain "measurable and rigorous targets" related to educating students with disabilities.
This three-district, cross-county IB consortium's goal is to provide a high quality educational experience that is internationally recognized for its rigor and well-rounded education in preparation for college and career goals.
He says he couldn't have gotten there without rigorous training, dieting, and the use of supplements.
MORGANTOWN-Senior center Joe Madsen understands the rigors of playing an entire college football season.
John's College Santa Fe Voted "Most Rigorous " College in America.
Brandon Meriweather to test out knee with rigorous practice week.
Expect ' Rigorous ' Review Of Service Secret.
And few retailers do that as rigorously and comprehensively as Publix Super Markets here, winner of SN 's 2011 Food Safety Innovation Award.
More or Less Rigorous .
A Brief and Rigorous History.
Rigorous 'Frankie Camp' keeps 'Jersey Boys' running.

In science:

In particular it is possible to compute q -moments for the marginal random variable which converges to converges to ZN (t). A q -Laplace transform can be rigorously computed by taking an appropriate generating function of the q -moments, and switching the expectations and summation is rigorously justified.
Free energy fluctuations for directed polymers in random media in 1+1 dimension
Learning a Markov network from a given data set is not a simple problem, because Markov networks rigorously represent Markov properties, and this rigor imposes complex constraints on the design of the networks.
Constraint-free Graphical Model with Fast Learning Algorithm
The first rigorous result was by Newman and Piza [NP95], who used a beautiful argument based on elementary geometry to rigorously prove the lower bound χ ≥ 2ξ − 1 in lattice FPP.
Geodesics of Random Riemannian Metrics I: Random Perturbations of Euclidean Geometry
Rigorous mathematical analysis of models is necessary, especially when fitness functions are non-linear, to assess the validity of non-rigorous approaches. 2.
Altruism can proliferate through group/kin selection despite high random gene flow
Therefore, the manipulations with contours which deduce Theorem 7.13 from Theorem 7.12 can be viewed as a fully rigorous q–incarnation (put it otherwise, as a mathematical justification) of the non-rigorous replica trick.
Lectures on integrable probability