Usage examples for strict

  1. He was not a man of over- strict scruples, but he hated lies. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  2. In the old time the queen was very strict upon the point. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  3. Long experience has deeply convinced me that a strict construction of the powers granted to Congress is the only true, as well as the only safe, theory of the Constitution. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. They would have conducted the inquiry in strict relation to the stage at which a community happened to be, in matters lying outside of the direct scope of political government. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  5. An innocent man would not see the use of keeping such strict watch; a guilty man, on learning the circumstances of the case, would sell Sam's life to purchase his own freedom. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  6. That is, the people rather feared him because he was so strict. – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones
  7. Now I will frankly confess that in strict logic I can find no place for the freedom of the will. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  8. D'you know, I'm afraid he's going to be strict. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  9. Titulis does not have to be taken as a strict reference to the offices Pompeius had already held, but can have the wider sense of 'reputation, honour'. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  10. He's very strict at other times, and we have to get leave when we want to go out, but this is free day, and I want to show you everything because you're new. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  11. The lawyers of this country, the Judges of this country, and many of the lawyers of England, as mere matter of strict legal right, held that the American view of the Constitution of England, and of the rights of Englishmen who enjoy it, was the true one. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  12. Not only as a soldier, but as a man, he rejoiced in a strict sense of duty, which, in sober earnest, is one of the best gifts that a man may possess. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  13. Keep a strict account of good and bad, and every night bring back to me the names of good and bad, that I may know them. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  14. He has very strict ideas- where I'm concerned. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  15. Chanden Sing was left in charge of the camp, with strict orders to punish severely any one who might attempt to escape during my absence. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  16. The masters are not too strict? – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  17. He never spoke of the event; it was kept a strict secret; and once when he had referred to it in a letter to a friend, he became so much afraid that the story would become known that he sent to ask for the letter back again. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  18. The letter asked for money, and Miss Merivale sent what she could, though she had little to send, for her father demanded a strict account of all she spent. – Miss Merivale's Mistake by Mrs. Henry Clarke
  19. I shall shock my nephew and the solemn Mr. Neal Ward, and they will not forgive me because they are young and, therefore, have very strict ideas of how a woman ought to behave herself. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham