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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRINGENT

The army was to be reinforced and a stringent conscription was talked of.

These stringent measures were not, however, put into effect at once.

The stringent protectionists and the free-traders strike hands.

The time has not yet come for stringent orders in these cases.

Lastly, we have here a piece of stringent practical direction.

The law is stringent and I was going to invoke it in your case.

You'll employ tact before you have recourse to stringent measures.

Prompt and stringent measures saved the victim—but only just.

It was a situation where only prompt and stringent measures could avail.

Or, you are either too harsh and stringent, or the very reverse.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "astringent," especially with reference to taste, from Latin stringentem (nominative stringens), present participle of stringere "to compress, contract, bind or draw tight" (see strain). Of regulations, procedures, etc., 1846.

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