• WordNet 3.6
    • adv strenuously in a strenuous manner; strongly or vigorously "he objected strenuously to the stand his party was taking"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • strenuously In a strenuous manner; with eager and pressing zeal; ardently; boldly; vigorously; actively.
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  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    “Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “A day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A strenuous soul hates cheap success.”


In literature:

Both bills were strenuously opposed by the Liberals.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
They can live without strenuous endeavor.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Many are the trip combinations, the choice of which depends upon the time and the strenuousness of the traveller.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The whole of his own strenuous life had been devoted to the same cause.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
It was the "big" scene, and was considered very strenuous by those acting in it.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Girl life at Tuskegee is strenuous.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Those were strenuous days for the Minister.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
It was for her a strenuous form of exercise.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
We are too strenuous in our lives.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
Their appetites further attested to a strenuous day.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey

In poetry:

Alas, in vain I turned away,
I fled the town in vain;
The strenuous life of yesterday
Calleth me back again.
"Cambridge in the Long" by Amy Levy
No creed hath dared to hail Him Lord,
No raptured choirs proclaim,
And Nature's strenuous Overword
Hath nowhere breathed His Name.
"The Necessitarian" by Rudyard Kipling
Its flower is firm and fresh
And stout like sturdiest flesh
Of children: all
The strenuous blast that parches
Spring hurts it not till March is
Near his fall.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
There was that eager strenuous press
To sow good seed;
There was that saving from distress
In the nick of need;
There were those words in the wilderness:
Who cared to heed?
""I Sometimes Think"" by Thomas Hardy
There, if the cup
Of Time, that brims ere we can reach repose,
Fill'd slow, the soul might summon up
The strenuous heat of youth, the silenced foes;
The deeds of fame, star-bright above the throne;
The better deeds unknown.
"At Hursley In Marden" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Some heaven invoke; but rings of reefs
Prayer and despair alike deride
In dance of breakers forked or peaked,
Pale maniacs of the maddened tide;
While, strenuous yet some end to earn,
The haglets spin, though now no more astern.
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville

In news:

A determined scavenger proves that New York's streets can fully furnish an apartment in one (strenuous) day.
Barefoot skiing is strenuous and tiring, wrote Walter N Prince in 1956.
Surviving the 76ers was a strenuous, energy-sapping struggle.
Easy to strenuous depending on distance.
As area fire departments were finishing up a long, strenuous day on Main Street, they were called to respond to a working brush fire at 181 Beecher Road.
"Strenuous," warns the cruise line brochure.
Gov Bob McDonnell is proposing 2 percent pay raises for public school teachers conditioned on more strenuous teacher assessment standards and a longer probationary period for new hires.
The forest has approximately 20 miles of trails with some being strenuous due to their steep ascent along ridgelines.
Davis Love III's passion for the game can help USA negotiate the strenuous challenges ahead.
Climbing Diamond Head can be strenuous, but it only costs $1 for pedestrians to enter the park.
The air across Central New York on Friday is expected to be thick with ozone , a major component of smog, and state officials are warning people to limit strenuous outside activity.
As a rule, I try to avoid philosophy as strenuously as I avoid honest work.
Many pit bull owners who say the dogs need strenuous exercise, compete in a controversial event that some people say is animal cruelty.
Wood will also perform some advanced push-up techniques for those looking for a more strenuous work out.
You, your friends and family can join Joe Rebar and the other Sierra Club trekkers this morning for a moderate-to-strenuous 10-mile hike at the R.B.

In science:

Despite strenuous effort over the past 50 years or so this problem has not been solved on any regular two dimensional lattice.
Perimeter Generating Functions For The Mean-Squared Radius Of Gyration Of Convex Polygons
Since this is computationally strenuous, we use a much simpler approach and carry out hierarchical clustering on that matrix.
Maximal entropy random walk in community finding
Analytic solutions are typically available only for simple problems, which may not serve as a strenuous tests of a particular code.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
Tools such as parsers, taggers or chunkers achieve very poor on these documents without requiring a strenuous, costly and often manual adaptation phase.
Statistical Automatic Summarization in Organic Chemistry
Acknowledgments My warmest thanks to the the people who strenuously contributed to the diffractive multi-year project and to INFN for supporting my participation at the workshop.
CDF experimental results on diffraction