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Definitions of vigour

  1. an exertion of force; "he plays tennis with great energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Active strength or force in animals or plants; physical force; strength of mind; intellectual force; energy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Vital strength in animals or plants; strength of mind; energy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for vigour

  1. They are Ben Johnson's: Underneath this Stone doth lie As much Virtue as cou'd die: Which when alive did Vigour give To as much Beauty as cou'd live. – An Essay on Criticism by John Oldmixon
  2. She pulled herself together with remarkable vigour and before Mary, the maid, she contrived to behave just as if nothing of great importance had occurred. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
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