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a robustious group of teenagers
- The robustious Canadian dollar was a symbol of Canada's growing strength, and the diploma for her industrial coming-of-age.
- Cheerful, robustious James Henry ("Jim") Thomas whose smoking-car stories seem to help his popularity as Secretary of State for the Dominions, last week portentously.
- In Restoration England, a robustious culture surrounded the pious fortress of the church like a red satin garter on a maiden's thigh.