STRENUOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STRENUOUS
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 a.  arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  A strange weariness began to show itself in all his movements; even his walk, firm, bold and strenuous, was changed.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV
3  From early morning strenuous activities and efforts had begun and by ten o'clock all had been brought into due order.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
4  I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
5  Levin, looking at the tiny, pitiful creature, made strenuous efforts to discover in his heart some traces of fatherly feeling for it.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 16
6  And, indeed, to own the truth, I do not think nurse, in her heart, is a very strenuous opposer of Sir Walter's making a second match.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
7  I felt, as I looked upon that supple figure, alive with nervous energy, that it was indeed a strenuous day that awaited us.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  Even more, we have seen amongst us that he can even grow younger; that his vital faculties grow strenuous, and seem as though they refresh themselves when his special pabulum is plenty.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  We have all of us living duties and living affections which claim, and rightly claim, our strenuous endeavours.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
10  Linton would have another, and after that another, notwithstanding my strenuous objections; and so they went on until the clock struck twelve, and we heard Hareton in the court, returning for his dinner.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  Aye, no doubt; but that is what a governess will prevent, and if I had known your mother, I should have advised her most strenuously to engage one.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
12  It was an encouragement of vice; and had I been the rector of Longbourn, I should very strenuously have opposed it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 57
13  As he ran with his comrades he strenuously tried to think, but all he knew was that if he fell down those coming behind would tread upon him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  He denied strenuously having ever seen Mr. Neville St. Clair and swore that the presence of the clothes in his room was as much a mystery to him as to the police.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  In like manner, we read of many citizens who having strenuously promoted various measures were banished when these turned out badly.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXV.
Example Sentence:
1  Regular exercise is better than occasional bouts of strenuous activity.
2  Do not undertake strenuous exercise for a few hours after a meal to allow food to digest.
3  He rarely does anything more strenuous than changing the channels on the television.
4  The doctor advised Ken to avoid strenuous exercise.
5  Avoid strenuous exercise in the evening.
6  Avoid strenuous exercise immediately after a meal.
7  These are the men who fear the strenuous life, who fear the only national life which is really worth leading.
8  He objected strenuously to the stand his party was taking.
9  The company has strenuously defended its decision to reduce the workforce.