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Word: rigor

Definition: severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter


Sentences Containing 'rigor'

"Rigor Mortis" looks at the lives of pathologists working in a hospital mortuary, while "Safety Catch" is about a man who has drifted into arms-dealing without quite knowing why.
"Sports Illustrated", in a 17 January 2011 report, reported that home crowds, rigor of travel for visiting teams, scheduling, and unique home field characteristics, "were not" factors in giving home teams an advantage.
(Rigor is later resolved by enzymatic breakdown of the myofibers.)
A com­mit­ment to meas­ur­ing social and envir­on­mental per­form­ance, with the same rigor as that applied to fin­an­cial per­form­ance, is considered a crit­ical, even indispens­ible, com­pon­ent of impact invest­ing.
Although this estimate (25%) is lower than the 50-60% reduction in project villages projected by WASEP on the basis of pre-post intervention comparisons using program monitoring data, it is based on a rigorously designed case-control study that adjusted for confounding variables using advanced statistical methods; the attributable reduction compares favorably with other initiatives of this type when subjected to this level of rigor.
At Vukmir's manipulative direction, Miloš beats and rapes Jeca's mother before decapitating her to induce rigor mortis and, later, a catatonic Miloš is raped by Vukmir's security.
Bacchides proceeded with crushing rigor against the Maccabean party while at the same time a famine broke out in the land.
Critic Gustavo J. Castagna, reporting from the Mar del Plata Film Festival for FIPRESCI liked the film, and wrote, ""El fondo del mar" is clearly directed to the box office crowds when made through the use of mixed genres, but it does not fall into any false intents; closer to the aesthetics of Fabian Bielinsky's "Nine Queens", "El fondo del mar" shows that a cinema made with pleasure and formal rigor is still possible."
In 2002, Scott Shenker received the SIGCOMM Award in recognition of his "contributions to Internet design and architecture, to fostering research collaboration, and as a role model for commitment and intellectual rigor in networking research".
In circumstances where that kind of rigor is desired, other more expressive measures of statistical power are likely to be used.
In Querétaro he learned to treat the Indians "como amigos, con mano suave, y como enemigos, con rigor implacable" (as friends, with a soft hand, and as enemies, with implacable rigor).
It is characterized by fever, rigor episodes, and even anaphylaxis.
Jourgensen also produced music for Reverend Horton Heat, Skinny Puppy, Dessau, Rigor Mortis, and The Blackouts.
Lactic acidosis is an underlying process of rigor mortis.
Mr. Toth said the commission received letters from CCI for 11 of the 12 educators, stating that their Saint Regis degrees met the same rigor and content standards as do those from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities, which is the standard for Georgia’s recognition of degrees.
One of the reasons for the increased rigor of the Catholic monarchs was the disappearance of the fear of any united action by Jews and Moors, the kingdom of Granada being at its last gasp.
The monotheistic rigor of Judaism posed difficulties for Roman policy that led at times to compromise and the granting of special exemptions, but sometimes to intractable conflict. In the wake of the Republic's collapse, state religion had adapted to support the new regime of the emperors.
The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district. By Pennsylvania State School Board regulations, for the graduating classes of 2016, students must demonstrate successful completion of secondary level course work in Algebra I, Biology, English Composition, and Literature for which the Keystone Exams serve as the final course exams.
The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district. At Halifax Area School District the project has students explore careers.
The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district. The Culminating Project at Hanover Public School District requires the pupil to produce a product or complete 30 hours of community service.
This would help in resolving the ambiguities, and inconsistencies that a concept map can have and help to bring rigor in representing the scientific knowledge.
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