So unsuited and ill prepared for the rigors of high-stakes debating.
Worn down by the rigors of slavery, the men lost their desire to procreate.
Of course, King is no stranger to the rigors of filming a prime-time television show 12 to 14 hours a day.
Kate's failure to adapt her dresses for the rigors of public life only hurts herself.
Clueless grandparents ask about having more kids, unsympathetic to the rigors of hormones and needles and towering doctor fees.
He was sent to the Tower, where he endured, above two years, all the rigors of poverty and confinement.
In spite of the rigors of the winter, the settlers made merry.
Rooted in the human heart, it defies the rigors of winter in the steppes of Tartary and the fierce sun of the tropics.
His mother's health was suffering in the rigors of a Chicago winter.
No pretty woman escaped his observation, few the rigors of his tongue.
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.