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They also need strong male mentors and strict discipline to turn them into decent young men. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There will be fairly strict vetting procedures. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There were more fines if she breached a strict dress code. The Sun (2010)Make a timetable for schoolwork and be strict about getting enough sleep. The Sun (2012)But entrepreneurship does not always follow strict logic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may go on strict diets and exercise obsessively. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)Were the effects on them mainly moral rather than intellectual in any strict sense? The Times Literary Supplement (2014)At the same time the press and other media remained under fairly strict control. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Middle-class women resent his strict dress code. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With independence came temptation and she was soon drifting from her strict hospital diet. The Sun (2013)Its actions are in the strict sense unpredictable. Infinite in All Directions (1989)She now keeps a strict internal log. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He learned he could do more through strict discipline. Christianity Today (2000)She is under strict instructions to get her finger out and put the finishing touches to her album. The Sun (2010)Thirty years ago the association drew up a strict code of ethics outlawing sales of works of art. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Is your diet always pretty strict? The Sun (2016)Not that she's the only famous strict mother. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Teachers were stricter, food was limited and we relied on the radio for news. The Sun (2011)None of this upset my mother 's strict writing routine. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He's definitely very strict on getting it right and very keen on getting his message across. The Sun (2012)He was always so strict. The Broken God (1993)
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British English: strict /strɪkt/ ADJECTIVE
A strict rule or order is very precise or severe and must be obeyed absolutely.
She gave me strict instructions not to say anything.
- American English: strict
- Arabic: حازِم
- Brazilian Portuguese: rigoroso
- Chinese: 严格的
- Croatian: strog
- Czech: přísný
- Danish: streng
- Dutch: streng
- European Spanish: estricto
- Finnish: ankara luonne, sääntö tms.
- French: strict
- German: streng
- Greek: αυστηρός
- Italian: rigido
- Japanese: 厳しい
- Korean: 엄격한
- Norwegian: streng
- Polish: ścisły
- European Portuguese: rigoroso
- Romanian: strict
- Russian: строгий
- Spanish: estricto
- Swedish: sträng
- Thai: เข้มงวด
- Turkish: katı kural vb
- Ukrainian: суворий
- Vietnamese: nghiêm khắc
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