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I believe this, on the contrary, the strongest Government on earth.

It is the strongest assurance that the recovery will endure.

His strongest feeling just then was one of self-reproach, mingled with humiliation.

Faith, in such circumstances, must be of the purest, and may be of the strongest.

But his good qualities, if few, were of the strongest fiber, rooted in the deeps of him.

Why, Tryon County ought, by all the rules, to be the Tories' strongest citadel.

Curiosity was not, at this instant, the strongest passion in Belinda's mind.

It is one of the strongest symptoms of love, that we are unconscious of its extent.

In the Virginia Yearly Meeting slavery had its strongest hold.

What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth!

WORD ORIGIN

Old English strang "physically powerful, powerful in effect, forceful, severe," from Proto-Germanic *strangaz (cf. Old Norse strangr "strong," Dutch streng "strict, rigorous," Old High German strang "strong, bold, hard," German streng "strict, rigorous"). Originally compared strenger, strengest (cf. old/elder/eldest). Grammatical sense, of noun and verb inflections, is first attested 1841, translating German stark, used in a grammatical sense by J. Grimm (the terms strong and weak better fit German inflections). Strong suit (1865) is from card-playing. Strong man "man of great strength" (especially one who displays it professionally) is recorded from 1690s; meaning "dominating man in a political organization" is from 1859.

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