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- n. The quality or state of being strenuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being strenuous; strenuousness.
- n. A strained effect, or a straining for effect, as in a literary composition.
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- n. intense energy
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The strenuosity of the life, the nervous excitement alternating with ennui, the lack and improper times of sleep, the lack of rest and particularly of restful occupation, the not infrequent use of alcohol in injurious amounts, are all factors calculated to make a defect operative.
A parley with a grumpy gateman, the presentation of his letter and he was admitted to the presence of the manager, a man exhausted with the strenuosity of night and day work.
Catholic morals therefore require faith in revealed truths, of which they are but deductions, logical conclusions; they presuppose, in their observance, the grace of God; and call for a certain strenuosity of life without which nothing meritorious can be effected.
The work of the reformer inevitably degenerates into the mere strenuosity of the campaign,
Atween times we must rest, relax and recuperate the waste that strenuosity makes.
The building is rather modern in appearance, suggesting comfort rather than strenuosity.
The New York and Albany Post Road From Kings Bridge to "The Ferry at Crawlier, over against Albany," Being an Account of a Jaunt on Foot Made at Sundry Convenient Times between May and November, Nineteen Hundred and Five
Such people, and those who care for them, must not make the mistake of thinking that rough handling, strenuosity, will cure what is apparently a fixed character.
That sparkling briskness -- the tang -- which is the best the temperate climate has to offer, gives the Native Son his high powered strenuosity.
He put a curb on strenuosity; started to study the French temperament; he began to see why he had not succeeded.
Roosevelt had the same characteristic but he displayed it with much more animation and strenuosity.