It enjoys a strongish loam, and a slightly shaded situation will conduce to its lengthened flowering, and also tend to luxuriance.
She was protected, however, by the guns of some strongish batteries.
Neither I nor anybody else has the least idea what is the cause of this strongish measure.
And there is a rope in the donkey-cart—a strongish one, I think.
We set off; I with a strongish, but unexplained feeling of resentment against my companion.
I was a strongish, rough young chap, and thought about nothing but games.
Then Peter said that this was all very well, but could he carry in his arms a strongish man who was unwilling to be so carried?
But, my dear fellow, when the Duke sends a message—it really comes to that—it's a strongish thing to say you won't do it.
It was very dark, with a strongish breeze blowing down the river.
It is a strongish post—narrow street, commanded from within—and tenable walls.
Old English strang "physically powerful, powerful in effect, forceful, severe," from Proto-Germanic *strangaz (cf. Old Norse strangr "strong," Dutch streng "strict, rigorous," Old High German strang "strong, bold, hard," German streng "strict, rigorous"). Originally compared strenger, strengest (cf. old/elder/eldest). Grammatical sense, of noun and verb inflections, is first attested 1841, translating German stark, used in a grammatical sense by J. Grimm (the terms strong and weak better fit German inflections). Strong suit (1865) is from card-playing. Strong man "man of great strength" (especially one who displays it professionally) is recorded from 1690s; meaning "dominating man in a political organization" is from 1859.
Old English strange (alongside strongly), from the same source as strong (adj.). Going strong (1898) is from racing. To come on strong was originally come it strong (1812).