Usage examples for stringent

  1. In 1800 a stringent law was passed, by which all persons combining to advance their wages or decrease the quantity of their work, or in any way affect or control those who carried on the business in which they were employed, might be committed to jail by a justice for not more than three months, or to work in the house of correction for not more than two months. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  2. Lax, however, as this code may appear before marriage, it would seem to be sufficiently stringent after the matrimonial. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  3. Delia was made to work, and having always resented being made to do anything, for about a month she disliked her tutor, and would have persuaded Sir Robert to send her away, had not England been so far off, and the agreement with Miss Marvell, whose terms were high, unusually stringent. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. It is hoped that this may yet be done, and also that more stringent measures may be taken by that Republic for restraining lawless persons on its frontiers. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. Matrena, under the stringent look of Rouletabille, stammered that she had suddenly felt faint. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  6. You have had a warm advocate in Colonel Mostyn Ray, and, subject to some stringent and absolute conditions, I may say that we have decided to offer you the post. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. It will be noticed that the policy adopted here was less stringent than what came later when the growth of an outside market increased the dangers of the situation. – The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914 by Henry George Stebbins Noble
  8. A few lucky ones- very few- had pulled out and stayed out, and could now be found at their country seats in various parts of the State, or on the Riviera, or in Egypt; but by far the larger part had crawled out of the fight to nurse their wounds within the privacy of their own homes where the outward show had to be kept up no matter how stringent the inside economies, or how severe the privations. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. They appeared to regard him as an eccentric character who did not like to be disturbed, and they respected his isolation as if it were a stringent rule on his part. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  10. Apropos of this subject, a society has lately been organized in London, with branches on the Continent and in this country, composed of scientific men, Fellows of the Royal Society, members of Parliament, professors, and literary men, calling themselves the " Psychical Research Society," and making it their business to test and investigate these very marvels, under the most stringent scientific conditions. – Confessions and Criticisms by Julian Hawthorne
  11. If I were in his place, I would advise making it more stringent till the rebels sweat blood and crept to the cross." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. I hope I shall not shock my readers if I remark that I consider the stringent regulations that exist in Japan as to the supervision of the Yoshiwara in many respects admirable. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  13. Early in 1850, after the State government was organized, the Legislature incorporated the City of San Francisco; and, as is usual with municipal bodies not restrained by the most stringent provisions, it contracted more debts than its means warranted, and did not always make provision for their payment at maturity. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  14. In the event of war or martial law they are absolutely stringent. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  15. The effort to compel men and women to live together against their own free will, which is the purpose of stringent divorce laws, has caused even more immorality inside of marriage than it has outside. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  16. Non- conformists were excluded by the religious tests, the operation of which was more stringent than ever since the passing of the Act of Uniformity. – Oxford and Her Colleges by Goldwin Smith
  17. Masses of the most stringent orders are still preserved amongst the House of Lords manuscripts, and to quote a few will give an idea of their nature and scope. – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote
  18. Secondly,- I have omitted all parallel passages, and such as have an affinity with each other, without possessing any stringent force as proofs. – Döderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes by Ludwig Döderlein Commentator: S. H. Taylor
  19. If I for instance, my dear, heard anything affecting my- let me say, moral- character, I should take steps, the most stringent, drastic, and forceful steps, to put matters to the test. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  20. Whatever Lewis might have wanted, the necessity upon him was pretty stringent. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell