rigour (n.) Old form(s): rigor
strength, severity, harshness
1H6 V.v.5[King to Suffolk] as rigour of tempestuous gusts / Provokes the mightiest hulk against the tide
2H6 I.iii.194[York to King, of Horner] Let him have all the rigour of the law
3H6 II.i.125[Warwick to Edward and Richard] more than common fear of Clifford's rigour
KL V.i.22[Albany to Edmund] the King is come ... / With others whom the rigour of our state / Forced to cry out
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