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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] strictus

Pronunciation

Adjective

strict (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
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  1. Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.
  2. Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.
  3. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.
  4. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.
  5. Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.
  6. Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.
  7. Severe in discipline.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] strictus

Pronunciation

Adjective

strict m. (f. stricte, m. plural stricts, f. plural strictes)

  1. strict

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