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  • n. The quality of being vigorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being vigorous or possessed of active strength; force; energy; strength.


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vigorous +‎ -ness


  • Nothing could save the man from the fierce vigorousness of the trick, and he was hurled over and backward.

    In Yeddo Bay

  • Our brave troupers faced orbiting griefers, stray hippos, missing costumes, premature baldness and abominable lag, proving once again that with vigorousness of wit and sharpness of expression, and a great surfeit of comely humour, they could draw an applause despite all obstacles.

    Drama and Suspense!

  • However, his claims — that "the vigorousness of the insurgency … stems directly from the fact that … we failed to anticipate the widespread civil disorder and looting that followed the capture of Baghdad," and that in Iraq we are facing a new kind of "netwar" — are dubious.

    When George Meets John

  • The vigorousness of the insurgency in Iraq today stems directly from the fact that the United States did not plan well enough for the occupation; we lost a critical window of opportunity because we failed to anticipate the widespread civil disorder and looting that followed the capture of Baghdad.

    Plan of Attack

  • I believe that the vigorousness of the media is probably one of the greatest assets that we have, because although they may be most uncomfortable and difficult and sometimes almost exasperating, they are the only conduit that we have to the public at large, and if they did not do what they have to do responsibly, we would all be very disadvantaged.

    Community Policing

  • That the actual (and declared) selection processes differed from our theoretical exercise says a lot about the vigorousness and applicability of our theories - and a lot about the real world out there.

    Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

  • No mention is made of available nitrogen; however, the dark green color of the leaves and vigorousness of growth would indicate a satisfactory supply.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 44th Annual Meeting Rochester, N.Y. August 31 and September 1, 1953

  • He grasped me by the hand with a hearty vigorousness that added to my conviction of his sincerity.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • His good humour had developed a certain vigorousness which might have been almost horrific in a less attractive personality.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • He cites Phinehas ben Yair, as follows: “The doctrines of religion are resolved into carefulness; carefulness into vigorousness; vigorousness into guiltlessness; guiltlessness into abstemiousness; abstemiousness into cleanliness; cleanliness into godliness, ”—literally, next to godliness.



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