One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a way that requires great physical exertion.‘drink more if you're exercising strenuously’
- ‘I have always been fit, but these past few months, I have been training strenuously for this role.’
- ‘He makes his body's tortured movements perversely vigorous, strenuously dragging his twisted leg, glaring fiercely, and speaking fast with a hard edge.’
- ‘He had to work out strenuously for close to two hours a day for two years.’
- ‘Wilbur rowed strenuously toward Kitty Hawk.’
- ‘In spite of advancing years and not too robust health, he laboured strenuously until the state of his health made it necessary for him to retire.’
- 1.1 With great effort and determination.‘he strenuously denied any wrongdoing’‘she campaigned strenuously for cheaper fares’
- ‘The financier strenuously disputed the inspector's conclusions regarding the sale of two property firms in which the former was found to have an interest.’
- ‘He believes the proposals are a recipe for disaster and is strenuously opposed to the idea.’
- ‘He works strenuously to find a link to Stoker's most memorable creation, Dracula, with every fleeting reference.’
- ‘Media law reform is likely to be strenuously resisted by Fianna Fáil, according to senior party sources.’
- ‘A number of US telcos had objected strenuously to the way in which the competition had been run.’
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