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I mention it as the friend of both parties, and in strict confidence.

He was a man of great business ability, and of strict integrity.

But he also learned stern, strict obedience, such as it was impossible for him to forget.

This was Sunday; but he was not so strict in his ideas concerning the day as most of his parishioners.

The strict rules of the house had seemed to her intolerable.

Love is not mete out in strict proportion to the merits of those we love.

Now, I like a girl to be good and strict, and all that sort of thing.

A strict discipline was exercised over the princes at this period.

He could not do one single act which would endure so strict a scrutiny.

And then to think of the strict advice she had and the constant watching!

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "narrow, drawn in, small," from Latin strictus "drawn together, tight, rigid," past participle of stringere "draw or bind tight" (see strain (v.)). The sense of "stringent and rigorous" (of law) is first found in 1570s; of qualities or conditions generally, 1580s.

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