from The Century Dictionary.
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- noun Active
strengthor forceof bodyor mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.
- noun biology Strength or force in
animalor force in animal or vegetable natureor action; as, a plant growswith vigor.
- noun Strength;
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- noun active strength of body or mind
- noun forceful exertion
- noun an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
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Your honesty and vigour is pretty inspiring, and I enjoy your style.
I hasten to assure you that this law no longer is in vigour, so I can safely continue.
The soul of Alleyn seemed to acquire new vigour from the conflict; he fought like a man panting for honour, and certain of victory; wherever he rushed, conquest flew before him.
We remember with a thrill of pride that England produced Shakespeare, but we must also remember that this great Dominion of ours, flung from sea to sea, with a national life as bounding in vigour as it is defective in character, with the stamp of bigness on both its accomplishment and its promise, is without a stage of its own, is without a school of dramatists, is without one dramatic composition in, any way expressive of its wider issues.
For by this proportion it will never fail, but a hundred shall be found excelling in mental vigour, that is, on the hypothesis that, out of fifty that seek and obtain office, one will always be found not less than first-rate, besides others that imitate the virtues of the first-rate, and are therefore worthy to rule.
A vitality, a vigour, which is infectious owing to its strength and intractability and to the paradoxical freedom it possesses as against what is related.
Then it comes to life and continues nourishing itself on this food and on devout meditation until it has attained full vigour, which is the essential point, for I attach no importance to the rest.
Their vigour is an important part of the liveliness of our democracy.
Events are consistent with my December, 2010, column, which concluded: "While the behaviour of real interest rates suggests that the economic outlook may look better in the U.S. than in Canada, my view is that it will not be characterized by vigour in either country and much of the growth will be inflationary."
'I endeavoured to give both to her mind and body a degree of vigour, which is seldom found in the female sex.