For all that I accomplished during this day, I believe myself indebted to the strenuousness and ardour of my resolutions.
In each reader the strenuousness had taken a different form.
And the abode of the mighty would have been a House of Quiet, not the home of strenuousness.
I know now that the speed and strenuousness of it was telling upon all of us.
We may give to you some added strength and strenuousness; you may give to us some of the beauty of life.
The strain of the moment is felt in the strenuousness of the prophecy.
One can only characterise this as a very superfluity of strenuousness.
If it is defective, the defect all comes from some want of strenuousness as you went along.
Inevitably, the sentiment becomes, at times, sentimental; and then strenuousness pushes it into a corner.
Any lack of strenuousness about the Cretan Fair was amply atoned for.
"characterized by great effort," 1590s, from Latin strenuus "active, vigorous, keen." Probably cognate with Greek strenes, strenos "keen, strong," strenos "arrogance, eager desire," Old English stierne "hard, severe, keen" (see stern (adj.)). Mocked by Ben Jonson as a pedantic neologism in "Poetaster" (1601). Sense of "requiring much energy" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Strenuously; strenuousness.