Such products are not suited for the rigours of public life, and need to be adapted, at the very least by sewing in hem weights.
She talks not of useless austerities and rigours, suffering and self-denial.
Then the rigours of my captivity were still further increased.
Are the northern kingdoms of Europe bare of life because of the winter rigours?'
He's going to live on deck to inure himself to the rigours of the Arctic climate.
I even subjected her to the rigours of a camp-bed of wood, glass, marble, and metal.
To resist the rigours of the winter, this surface must be impregnable.
For instance, I accused myself of flying into a rage at the rigours imposed upon me by the prison discipline.
His heart's blood was chilled by the rigours of his fortune.
It was his first experience of the rigours of adversity; it did not quell him; he felt effaced.
late 14c., from Old French rigor "strength, hardness" (13c., Modern French rigueur), from Latin rigorem (nominative rigor) "numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness; roughness, rudeness," from rigere "be stiff" (see rigid).
rigor rig·or (rĭg'ər)
Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill.
A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.