[ strin-juh n-see ]
/ ˈstrɪn dʒən si /
noun, plural strin·gen·cies.
stringent character or condition: the stringency of poverty.
strictness; closeness; rigor: the stringency of school discipline.
tightness; straitness: stringency in the money market.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Words nearby stringency
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Example sentences from the Web for stringencies
But I am wandering from the point, just as I yearn to wander from all the stringencies of life this summer.The Garden, You, and I|Mabel Osgood Wright
Not that stringencies upon the Press please me—no, nor arrests and imprisonments.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II|Elizabeth Barrett Browning