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  • n. Plural form of vitality.


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  • On our individual paths, along the trail of our human endeavors, we encounter various challenges to our physical, intellectual, emotional, or spiritual vitalities.

    Recession? Depression? Deflation? Inflation?

  • Something of the planetary vitalities penetrated him, and he felt withal a wiser and more intimate scorn of death and of every accident.


  • The aftermath of mania is usually depression—Lowell once described mania as “a magical orange grove in a nightmare”56—and indeed, as we shall see, mania and depression are frequently mingled together or alternate one to the other in an ongoing process of changing vitalities, a process finding its counterpart in the natural world, as described by Delmore Schwartz:

    Touched with Fire

  • Presently, the vitalities of the locomotive having been restored, the train rolled on, and Lorrimer took to calculating the chances of fulfilling his appointment that evening.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • His converts, therefore, are likely to mistake being Spurgeonized for being Christianized; for the Christianity he preaches is not so much vital Christianity as it is Christianity passed through the vitalities of his own nature, and essentially modified and lowered in the process.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • His hair was thick and black; his eyebrows straight, his body and his face rich in the blood and the vitalities of youth.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

  • Slavery has been an unmitigated curse to America in every one of its aspects and especially to the South, out of which it has eaten, with its revengeful and retributive teeth, all the vitalities and grandeurs of character which belong to the uncorrupted Anglo-Saxon race.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • I don't want you to get the impression that _Shuttered Doors_ is precisely arid; it is too full of ideas and vitalities for that; but it does undoubtedly demand a special kind of reader.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-25

  • Setting the vitalities in a key where they must wear out, bringing forth the order of death.

    The Secret of the Creation

  • Trade with the savages, nice little farms at Haarlem, a seat among the burgomasters, the feast of St. Nicholas, pipes and Schiedam, a vessel now and then in the year bringing over letters of affection ripened by a six months 'voyage, some little ventures, and two or three new colonists, -- these were the joys which allured the earliest New-Yorkers to the island now swarming from end to end with almost national vitalities.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865


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