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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. severe discipline; rigorous government.

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Examples

  • When once more alone, I reviewed the information I had got; looked into my heart, examined its thoughts and feelings, and endeavoured to bring back with a strict hand such as had been straying through imagination's boundless and trackless waste, into the safe fold of common sense.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

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