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strict

(of plant structures) growing upwards, stiff and rigid.
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Each man, if he attempts to join himself to others, is on all sides cramped and diminished of his proportion; and the stricter the union the smaller and the more pitiful he is.
Nay," Ebbits said gravely, with a stricter sense of justice.
In this respect his practice was decidedly stricter than that of most of his English successors down to the present time.
The rule was stricter than its observance; for most of the sixth spent their evenings in the fifth-form room, where the library was, and the lessons were learnt in common.
It was years ago," began grandma, briskly, "and teachers were very much stricter than they are now.
Summary: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) held a torch rally here on Monday evening demanding a special category status to the state, along with stricter implementation of all points in the state reorganisation act of 2014.
A Daily Mail report published Thursday highlighted the hypocrisy of the lawmaker, who voted for stricter laws against prostitution.
Dissatisfied Americans overwhelmingly want stricter gun laws.
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration has just introduced much stricter penalties for businesses found to be in violation of health codes.
London: The EBA published an Opinion following the notification by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) of its intention to apply stricter liquidity requirements in order to address an increase in macroprudential risk.
We are left with little choice but to enforce stricter guidelines on gun possession," he said.
When the American public called for stricter gun control laws Republican lawmakers responded "Now is not the time to talk about gun control.