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  • s  rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    a strict vegetarian
  • s  (of rules) stringently enforced
  • a  characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
  • s  incapable of compromise or flexibility
  • s  severe and unremitting in making demands
    strict standards

  • The strictest creationists, who take the biblical story of creation literally, believe that the earth was created only several thousand years ago, complete with all the animal .
  • His father was a professor of medieval studies and his mother a strict Calvinist.
  • Because of its strict policy of posting only those songs authorized by the copyright holders, you won't find Barenaked Ladies or the Austin Powers sound track.
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  • Virgil Goode in USA Today
    Goode added: "I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of...
  • Rudy Giuliani in International Herald Tribune
    It would be OK to repeal it. It would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as precedent,said Giuliani, who has a record of supporting abortion rights.
  • Barack Obama in Reuters
    We will never undertake this research lightly,Obama said. "We will develop strict guidelines, which we will rigorously enforce, because we cannot ever tolerate misuse or abuse."

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