take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs;
claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"
United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
the rear part of a ship
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"