• WordNet 3.6
    • n strenuousness extreme effortfulness
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strenuousness The state or character of being strenuous; eagerness; earnestness; active zeal.
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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:

Was life more strenuous in Venice, or better ordered?
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
It is because they have no copper for these rings that the Germans are making such strenuous efforts to find some.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
The bill was strenuously opposed, Chatham in the lords, and Burke and Barre in the commons speaking strongly against it.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
He turned not quite in time, however, and his defence was not quite strenuous enough for the emergency.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
These were truly strenuous days and weeks for Bill and Gus.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
This is the first time I've come into touch with strenuous, normal life.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Denis Quirk lived strenuously as was his way, making "The Freelance" a power in the land.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
The summer of 1874 was a strenuous one for Charles Frohman.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The road was dusty and hot, and his pace grew very strenuous and fervent.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
She knew that her strenuous efforts were looked upon by some with suspicion.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird

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
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
Yarrawonga dreamed in peace,
Watched her flocks and herds increase,
Drugged by wealth she sleepier grew,
Scorned the strenuous and new,
Scorned all haste and modern ways,
Yet oozed contentment all her days.
"Yarrawonga" by C J Dennis
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
Through hill and valley every breeze
Had sunk to rest with folded wings:
Keen was the air, but could not freeze,
Nor check, the music of the strings;
So stout and hardy were the band
That scraped the chords with strenuous hand.
"Minstrels" by William Wordsworth

In news:

It is summertime, when people everywhere honor the 40 percent of body mass devoted to skeletal muscle tissue by doing what they avoid doing the other 75 percent of the year — putting those muscles to strenuous, possibly dangerous use.
After a strenuous peanut butter on a spoon training regimen as a puppy, Faith learned to walk on her hind legs.
The PGA Championship has been a less strenuous test through the years than the US Open, where par is always your best friend.
Rangers rescued two hikers who were unable to complete one of the more strenuous canyoneering routes at Zion National Park .
ZION NATIONAL PARK , Utah (AP) — Rangers rescued two hikers who were unable to complete one of the more strenuous canyoneering routes at Zion National Park .
ZION NATIONAL PARK — Rangers rescued two hikers who were unable to complete one of the more strenuous canyoneering routes at Zion National Park .
OCEAN CITY- After months of strenuous back and forth negotiations, the town of Ocean City and the IAFF Firefighter's union came to a collective bargaining agreement for the next three years.
Travelling to Myanmar is a bit strenuous.
A time when it's so hot where I live, you don't feel like doing much of anything strenuous.
A new study shows that habitual strenuous exercise may be linked to impaired cognition function in women later in life.
Countless tests, examinations and strenuous physical activities.
6 days/5 nights strenuous backpacking, no layover days, river-walking the Sisquoc amid riparian splendor.
But gravity-challenging movement isn't traditional strenuous exercise.
On day eight, they performed strenuous weight lifting with one arm.
To restore some of those carbohydrates you might burn up in a strenuous outdoor activity, try some spaghetti meat sauce and homemeade pasta.

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