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Origin of robust
Examples from the Web for robust
Robust work in this area is coming from Jeffrey Gordon lab at Washington University in St. Louis.
But the malpractice system is not robust in China, and patients feel powerless.Will US Health Care Follow in China’s Bloody Footsteps?|Daniela Drake|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To this end, a robust Special Operations Forces presence beyond simply a modest advisory effort should be sent to Iraq.
It was robust, easy to move around, relatively simple to operate, and deadly in its accuracy.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17|Clive Irving|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several others claim to have seen a robust figure wearing a hat and a poncho crouched against a table in the library.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a strong, robust man in the prime of life, with a profession and hosts of acquaintances to help on his interests.Southern Hearts|Florence Hull Winterburn
This, indeed, must be the impression all robust and unfettered minds will receive from a visit to Our Lady of the Snows.In the Track of R. L. Stevenson and Elsewhere in Old France|Sir John Alexander Hammerton
As for the elders, they did not look a day older, and all were in robust health.The Dingo Boys|G. Manville Fenn
Large, robust, and full of wiles, the great crabs are a very combative race.The Sea|Jules Michelet
I never saw a more beautiful or robust proliferation epitherial cell nest in my life.Remarks|Bill Nye
Word Origin for robust
1540s, from Middle French robuste (14c.) and directly from Latin robustus "strong and hardy," literally "as strong as oak," originally "oaken," from robur, robus "hard timber, strength," also "a special kind of oak," named for its reddish heartwood, from Latin ruber "red" (cf. robigo "rust"), from PIE *reudh- (see red (adj.1)). Related: Robustly; robustness. Robustious (1540s) was a common form in 17c. (cf. "Hamlet" iii.2); it fell from use by mid-18c., but was somewhat revived by mid-19c. antiquarian writers.