Origin of strenuous
Examples from the Web for strenuously
One thing to be strenuously avoided is anything that smacks of glorifying the act itself.
Gupta also strenuously denies that there was any financial incentive for him to back Gardasil.
Scott Lively, the man who so strenuously promoted the anti-gay laws in Uganda, is a frequent WCF speaker.The Kremlin’s Favorite Anti-Gay Hate Group is Coming to Utah|Jay Michaelson|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Attorneys for Goddard and Singer have previously strenuously denied all earlier charges against their clients.Exclusive: Bryan Singer Faces New Teen Sex Assault Lawsuit|Tim Teeman|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they swam just as strenuously on the tenth immersion as on the first, the risk of drowning would increase dramatically.
She did not oppose them, at least not strenuously, but she did not encourage them.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
A brave man, strenuously fighting, fails not of a little triumph now and then, to keep him in heart.Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
They strenuously oppose the production of any of the evidence the plaintiff has offered.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
Keating appears to have been the only magistrate who strenuously exerted himself to put the law in force.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Oh, I have set myself so strenuously against all that sort of thing.The Girls of St. Wode's|L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for strenuously
Word Origin for strenuous
Word Origin and History for strenuously
"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.