He thumped the table to emphasize how robustly and convincingly straight he was.
Goldman contends, robustly, that it was not; the SEC, equally adamant, asserts that it was.
With the raids on three hedge funds yesterday, the Feds are robustly taking on insider trading.
They robustly held its tenets until the flame and vengeance of the slavery conflict drove them from political power.
Gentle Lamb certainly was, but the word is not large enough or robustly human enough to cover all his character.
One cannot expect everybody to be so jest-hardened and robustly good-tempered as the boys.
He was fond of Washington, and robustly content with the world as he found it there and elsewhere.
At the hospital it was thought she would have to lose the arm; but she was too robustly made for that.
He might be as alive as herself to the direct demands of duty, but of its imaginative claims he was robustly unconscious.
Helen and Daisy agreed very well; Helen was robustly conscientious, and Daisy gently so.
1540s, from Middle French robuste (14c.) and directly from Latin robustus "strong and hardy," literally "as strong as oak," originally "oaken," from robur, robus "hard timber, strength," also "a special kind of oak," named for its reddish heartwood, from Latin ruber "red" (cf. robigo "rust"), from PIE *reudh- (see red (adj.1)). Related: Robustly; robustness. Robustious (1540s) was a common form in 17c. (cf. "Hamlet" iii.2); it fell from use by mid-18c., but was somewhat revived by mid-19c. antiquarian writers.