robust

[ roh-buhst, roh-buhst ]SEE DEFINITION OF robust
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We are creating a nation once again vibrant, robust, and alive.

To the widow of Mr Verloc the robust anarchist was like a radiant messenger of life.

And the robust anarchist, hanging his head on his breast, fell into a long reverie.

She made a perfect figure of robust health and vigorous purpose.

If I had never had a trouble before I had one now—large, stalwart, robust.

Laurent, who was tall and robust, with a florid complexion, astonished her.

Everybody complimented me on my sleek and robust appearance.

A trip such as this had been was enough to upset even the most robust constitution.

Traces of a 'robust sophistry' are likewise discernible in his argument with Callicles.

He was not unconscious long, being a healthy and robust young fellow.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French robuste (14c.) and directly from Latin robustus "strong and hardy," literally "as strong as oak," originally "oaken," from robur, robus "hard timber, strength," also "a special kind of oak," named for its reddish heartwood, from Latin ruber "red" (cf. robigo "rust"), from PIE *reudh- (see red (adj.1)). Related: Robustly; robustness. Robustious (1540s) was a common form in 17c. (cf. "Hamlet" iii.2); it fell from use by mid-18c., but was somewhat revived by mid-19c. antiquarian writers.

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