- robson, mount,
- robusta coffee,
- robusti, jacopo,
Origin of robust
Examples from the Web for robustly
He thumped the table to emphasize how robustly and convincingly straight he was.
With the raids on three hedge funds yesterday, the Feds are robustly taking on insider trading.
Goldman contends, robustly, that it was not; the SEC, equally adamant, asserts that it was.
He was fond of Washington, and robustly content with the world as he found it there and elsewhere.Annie Kilburn|William Dean Howells
He considered her with a medical eye, glad to see her bearing the signs of life lived freely and robustly in the open air.The Creators|May Sinclair
The next day found me so robustly happy that I was allowed to dress and walk out to the front door.The Cavalier|George Washington Cable
Helen and Daisy agreed very well; Helen was robustly conscientious, and Daisy gently so.Helen Grant's Schooldays|Amanda M. Douglas
Gentle Lamb certainly was, but the word is not large enough or robustly human enough to cover all his character.Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London|A. St. John Adcock
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.