I shall not make the attempt, my dear man; but to avoid any misunderstanding occurring between us in future, let me ask, in what sense do you speak of a ruler or stronger whose interest, as you were saying, he being the superior, it is just that the inferior should execute-- is he a ruler in the popular or in the strict sense of the term?
And the pilot likewise, in the strict sense of the term, is a ruler of sailors and not a mere sailor?
has discerned over the centuries that among liturgical celebrations there are seven that are, in the strict sense
of the term, Sacraments instituted by the Lord" (#1117).
JPC: To get back to the present, it's striking that of 40 or so canvases you're showing in the Zurich exhibition, not a single one is "figurative," in the strict sense
, although you've returned repeatedly to a diverse range of images from nature.
A literal "illustration" would have been pornographic, but there is nothing pornographic, in the strict sense
, about Mathews' text, since it does not seek to arouse the reader: its tone is cool, humorous, and affectionate.