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strict

(of plant structures) growing upwards, stiff and rigid.
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In these matters he was conscious that his life would bear the closest scrutiny; and perhaps the consciousness encouraged a little defiance towards the critical strictness of persons whose celestial intimacies seemed not to improve their domestic manners, and whose lofty aims were not needed to account for their actions.
When the young warrior was led nearer to his dimmed and failing sight, the examination was renewed, with strictness of scrutiny, and that admiration, which physical excellence is so apt to excite in the breast of a savage.
No pictures, no unfamiliar animals, no rare plants or flowers, no natural or artificial wonders of the ancient world--all TABOO with that enlightened strictness, that the ugly South Sea gods in the British Museum might have supposed themselves at home again.
God knows that all sorts of gentlemen knock at the door; but whenever used in strictness and with any emphasis, the name will be found to point at original energy.
In strictness, the soul does not respect men as it respects itself.
We need our government to lobby and negotiate with them to ease their strictness,' he said.
We have suspended him (Baitha) from the party and this is due to police strictness that the accused surrendered himself.
Chandio said institutions have all the strictness for us, although the PPP respects the judiciary.
As for New Year's Day, there will be strictness in dealing with excessive speeding and preventing driving under the influence of alcohol, alongside wide security deployment on main roads and near nightclubs and hotels," Machnouk added reassuringly.
On several occasions in the past, she and Rama clashed because of her mother's strictness when it came to Gutierrez' boyfriends.
The KeepTruckin data also revealed that strictness and violations vary in different states.
We would have to go back, if we were to implement, with strictness, the letter of the law and this would have to be done for everyone; there were, and there are civil servants, government doctors, there were journalists at the state broadcaster and everywhere there are public employees that participated in political parties," he said and concluded: "I say it again, if the legislation is implemented to the letter we would be opening a very big chapter.