Origin of rigor
Examples from the Web for rigor
Yet by equating their engineering with Teutonic rigor the Germans have created the impression of an exclusive proprietary quality.
When examined with any rigor, the stereotypes circulating about current-day hipsters make no sense whatsoever.
“Her compositions exude a rigor and tightness,” said Lori Bookstein, whose Chelsea gallery has represented Malcolm since 2003.
The Daily Pic: Ragnar Kjartansson sings a song of sentiment and rigor.
I bedded down for this debate, Scotch in hand, expecting to be bored five ways to rigor mortis.Was That Obama’s Dud Double Who Lost the Debate to Romney?|Tunku Varadarajan|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This age lasted long, but its rigor slowly passed away, and it merged gradually into the second era, which was one of mind.Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World|James Cowan
Before the rigor of winter had set in, Tatoka brought to his bride many buffalo skins.Old Indian Days|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
A single instance will serve to display the rigor, and even cruelty, of Aurelian.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Rigor mortis usually sets in early, and chemical decomposition invades the tissues speedily.
The rigor was evidently a nervous phenomenon, and not a chill, for it occurred when the temperature was rising.
British Dictionary definitions for rigor
Word Origin for rigor
Word Origin and History for rigor
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).