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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRENUOUSNESS

She felt the strenuousness of striving to keep abreast of Hattie.

In each reader the strenuousness had taken a different form.

I know now that the speed and strenuousness of it was telling upon all of us.

He had brought back to the flat the strenuousness of business.

It was unnecessary, but I wished to present an appearance of strenuousness.

The strain of the moment is felt in the strenuousness of the prophecy.

One can only characterise this as a very superfluity of strenuousness.

If it is defective, the defect all comes from some want of strenuousness as you went along.

Any lack of strenuousness about the Cretan Fair was amply atoned for.

It requires intensity of thought and strenuousness of will and solidity of judgment.

WORD ORIGIN

"characterized by great effort," 1590s, from Latin strenuus "active, vigorous, keen." Probably cognate with Greek strenes, strenos "keen, strong," strenos "arrogance, eager desire," Old English stierne "hard, severe, keen" (see stern (adj.)). Mocked by Ben Jonson as a pedantic neologism in "Poetaster" (1601). Sense of "requiring much energy" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Strenuously; strenuousness.

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