Bookforum called it “a book of rigor and undeceiving, one worthy of Friedan's tradition.”
This is the rigor of Wolff's defense of his work: nolo contendere, and the accuser is a temporary resident of a prison.
“All the fittings, the rigor of the clothes, the need for perfection,” she says.
In 1991, kissable Johnny was found in a New Orleans hotel with a horrible case of rigor mortis.
But Fellowes faces the challenge with the rigor and calm that would make a Grantham proud.
The whole code of his injunctions was subsequently disclosed to the family in all its extent and rigor.
The mine owner did not speak, but the rigor of his eyes did not relax.
The Baptist had been a scrupulous observer of the law; his strict asceticism vied with the rigor of Pharisaic profession.
"rigor mortis," Doc Candle diagnosed, with a wink to Collins.
The flesh had become cold and rigor mortis was beginning to set in.
late 14c., from Old French rigor "strength, hardness" (13c., Modern French rigueur), from Latin rigorem (nominative rigor) "numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness; roughness, rudeness," from rigere "be stiff" (see rigid).
rigor rig·or (rĭg'ər)
Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill.
A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.