And TV marathons were strenuously encouraged: The Matrix, Terminator 2, South Park.
But even those tough losses paled compared to the result in Idaho, a state where Paul strenuously campaigned.
A new normal, a hard normal, and one that we collectively are strenuously trying to deny.
"characterized by great effort," 1590s, from Latin strenuus "active, vigorous, keen." Probably cognate with Greek strenes, strenos "keen, strong," strenos "arrogance, eager desire," Old English stierne "hard, severe, keen" (see stern (adj.)). Mocked by Ben Jonson as a pedantic neologism in "Poetaster" (1601). Sense of "requiring much energy" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Strenuously; strenuousness.