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sturdy

(stûr′dē)
adj. stur·dier, stur·diest
Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health: a sturdy lifeguard; a sturdy build.
n.
See gid.

stur′di·ly adv.
stur′di·ness n.
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While there is room for a sequel, this first novel stands sturdily on its own.--Janice M.
''I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life,'' he wrote.
Sturdily built, they impress one as being full of rest and steady in habit, and probably as determined as Lord Derby to have nothing to do with the "grouper".
"I am 5ft 2in and sturdily built - I might as well make a necklace out of roast potatoes and wear them, as they will just attach themselves to my body as fat."
The Code 4 is not only nicely designed with all the right features; it is sturdily built to handle tough chores.
Save for a considerably lower budget, "Enemies" might well have rolled off the same assembly line, making for a silly yet sturdily crafted time-filler, lacking the shrewd, self-aware qualities of Van Damme's recent "JCVD" and "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning" (directed by Hyams' son, John), but still well above most of the star's latter-day direct-to-video efforts.
In a statement broadcasted by PTI Central Media Cell Karachi, Imran Ismail sturdily condemned the incident.
This is a work fuelled by the horns, whether sturdily proto-Wagnerian, warmly supportive, or, in the adagio, reaching out into the ether, and the CBSO players proved proudly in their element.
Standing four inches tall, it is sturdily built with the top of the cylinder case unzipping when you want to listen to music.
A sturdily constructed trade paperback, it will interest historians of theology and spirituality.
The volume is slightly oversize (8.5x12") and sturdily produced on coated stock.
Although it is heavier than some other cameras, it's built sturdily, and the body is dust- and weather-resistant.