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He had the gift of being able to impose rigorous discipline without anyone taking it personally. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Regardless of their identity, all bidders will have to go through the same rigorous approval process. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it is understood the panel are reluctant to rush a'very rigorous' process. The Sun (2016)Politicians have been promising more transparent accounts and more rigorous spending controls for half a decade. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The same rigorous discipline is followed by young athletes in other sports. Christianity Today (2000)Ireland excelled last season after putting himself through a rigorous summer fitness training programme. The Sun (2009)The judiciary should continue to be drawn from those who pass the rigorous selection process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She has always said that rigorous examination of her conduct was right and proper. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The answer is surely to provide a more rigorous and respected system of technical qualifications. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The crew members went through a rigorous selection procedure for which there were thousands of applicants. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She has had to go through a rigorous process of scrutiny to secure the deal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Selection is followed by a rigorous testing procedure that ends with an examination. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the rigorous selection process ensured that none of the crew came to fisticuffs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has bought modern aircraft and is introducing rigorous new procedures. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It said that a rigorous assessment process meant they would not accept anyone applying purely for financial gain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ten celebrities are out to prove they are more than just pretty faces and have undergone months of rigorous training. The Sun (2006)We do not teach art as the rigorous, demanding discipline it is for the artist. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001) Training is rigorous, as are background checks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There will be a really rigorous accreditation system, raising the bar of what we expect. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first and most rigorous discipline in life is to look after one's own body. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Planning systems are more rigorous and the country is more crowded in the 21st century. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Her solution is rigorous control. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It represents the more rigorous school of military history that has emerged in recent years, providing new insights and new perspectives. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are controlled by food regulations, so are subject to far fewer rigorous controls over claims of what they can do. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some focus on rigorous selection and training of volunteers, who are expected to bring skills to the project and show results. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Once a chair or bed is completed in the factory, it undergoes a rigorous quality control process before it reaches their warehouse. The Sun (2009)
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British English: rigorous ADJECTIVE
A test, system, or procedure that is rigorous is very thorough and strict.
The selection process is based on rigorous tests of competence and experience.
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