Definition: active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
Definition: active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
Sentences Containing 'vigor'
He was now a very energetic man indeed, with great firmness of purpose, strength of resolution, and vigor of action.
A healthy plant brought into a dark room soon loses its vigor and freshness, and becomes yellow and drooping.
Vigor, endurance, and mental alertness are bought by hygienic living; that is, by proper food, fresh air, exercise, cleanliness, and reasonable hours.
Some people wish vigor, endurance, etc., but are unwilling to live the life which will develop these qualities.
It is not for him in the full vigor of inspiration that books such as this are written.
But it will be noticed that besides designing his canvases carefully, he usually balanced the vigor and vitality of his form with a great sobriety of color.
There was something cosmical about it; a standing advertisement, till forbidden, of the everlasting vigor and fertility of the world.
With unrelaxed nerves, with morning vigor, sail by it, looking another way, tied to the mast like Ulysses.
The waste and decay of physical life, which so often needs repair, seemed miraculously retarded in such a case, and the vital vigor stood its ground.
The other day I picked up the lower jaw of a hog, with white and sound teeth and tusks, which suggested that there was an animal health and vigor distinct from the spiritual.
We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets.
Of course it is not absolutely dead, neither is a crippled octogenarian who could once jump twenty two feet on level ground; but as contrasted with what it was in its prime vigor, Mississippi steamboating may be called dead.
I read aloud: mainly imaginary accounts of people snatched from the grave's threshold and restored to life and vigor by a few spoonsful of liquor and a warm bath.
They started with fresh vigor, for they had received food from the old man: but very soon the bear came in sight, and again was fast gaining upon them.
Full of hope, Edmond swallowed a few mouthfuls of bread and water, and, thanks to the vigor of his constitution, found himself well nigh recovered.
The stranger might have numbered sixty or sixty five years; but a certain briskness and appearance of vigor in his movements made it probable that he was aged more from captivity than the course of time.
That very day the miners began their labors, with a vigor and alacrity proportionate to their long rest from fatigue and their hopes of ultimate success.
And they all looked with astonishment at this man whose eye now disclosed an intelligence and his body a vigor they had not thought him capable of showing.
``It is all as he has said; it is very evident that the mind still retains its full force and vigor.''
Everything about the count seemed to have its meaning, for the constant habit of thought which he had acquired had given an ease and vigor to the expression of his face, and even to the most trifling gesture, scarcely to be understood.
I have seen that, mother; I know that from the gulf in which their enemies have plunged them they have risen with so much vigor and glory that in their turn they have ruled their former conquerors, and have punished them.
But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.
In addition to dams with good productive potential in their environment, and good growth rate of calves at weaning and post-weaning, other traits of this breed that highlight further advantages in the overall productivity in the warm tropics are: Also, Frankeston bulls are chosen to be mated with different crossed cows f1 because it maintains the levels of hybrid vigor retained in future generations.
The Mers of Saurastra are noted to perform Raas with extreme energy and vigor.
As with other types of hybrids, hybrid rice typically displays heterosis (or hybrid vigor) such that when it is grown under the same conditions as comparable high-yielding inbred rice varieties it can produce up to 30% more rice.
Besides, "the sexual propaganda theory" only argued that mate were opportunistically lead, on the basis of various factors determining the choice such as phenotypic characteristics, apparent vigor of individual, strength of mate signals, trophic resources, territoriality etc. and could explain the maintenance of genetic diversity within populations.
Since by this time the Maratha powers had been reduced significantly, the pursuit of Setu and the other leaders was resumed with vigor.
Backing Steen is one of the top rhythm sections in Italy including Matteo Alfosnso on piano, Simone Serafini on bass, and Tommaso Cappellato at the drums, these strong and skillful players interpret and invoke the past yet bring a modern and fresh vigor to Davis’ classic repertoire.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Hybrid Vigor Institute, a non-profit think tank created in 2000 that emphasizes cross-sector collaboration.
With powerful expression and vibrant color, Margotton combines a vigor and vitality which demonstrates not only his strong understanding of the relationship between form and color, but also his physical and spiritual expression of life and the visual world.
This great veneration of the marabouts reflects the continuing vigor of Sufism, the movement which grew up in the 12th century around Sufi Abu Madian (d. 1197).
Its verbal vigor and graphic descriptions of contemporary social lives are particularly admired.
Lynne Cheney, a long-time Thomson friend, recalled her great grace, spirit, vigor, and dancing ability: "Old age has its rough patches too, but I never heard Thyra complain.
Walton-Walker attended Vigor High School in Prichard, Alabama, where she graduated in 1961.
The poet Richard Tillinghast wrote, "when he manages to avoid obscurity, Mr. Logan writes with vigor, almost classical restraint and a fine sense of musicality."
In preparation for this renewed organizational vigor, NEPA conducted a series of workshop-meetings in 1991 which culminated in the adoption of the "NEPA Manifesto" better known in its title "NEPA Vision of Development – Capitalism and Nationalism: The Missing Partnership" on December 10, 1992.
His confidence restored, Carcetti hits the campaign trail with renewed vigor, receiving assistance from black state delegate Odell Watkins.
While the policies of subsequent Kings Liuva II (601–604), Witteric (603–610), and Gundemar (610–612) are unknown to us, Sisebut (612–620) embarked on Recared's course with renewed vigor.
She accomplishes everything with vigor and charm.
"That the surveys on the Mainland shall be pushed on with the utmost vigor.
The grape is valued for vigor and ease of cultivation, producing 8-13 tons per acre even with limited amounts of irrigation.
Imagination and wits of artists getting out of the constraints imposed by stages fill the streets with vigor and romantic mood.
In Cisalpine Gaul, an inscription links the Lymphae to the Vires, "(Physical) Powers, Vigor", personified as a set of masculine divinities, a connection that in his monumental work "Zeus" Arthur Bernard Cook located in the flowing or liquid aspect of the Lymphae as it relates to the production of seminal fluid.
Honduras and the Nicaraguan conflict. President Suazo Córdova had foreshadowed the Honduran ambivalence toward the Contras in a July 1983 letter to U.S. President Reagan, in which he stated that "our people are beginning to ask with greater vigor if it is convenient to our own interests to be so intimately linked to the interests of the United States if we receive so little in exchange".
He was afterwards deputed to the Council of Trent to represent, with Simon Vigor, the University of Paris.
James T. Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy find Cochrane living on an asteroid with a being he calls the Companion, an ethereal presence of pure energy who rejuvenated the aged, dying Cochrane 150 years earlier, and has held him captive—and in a state of youth and vigor—ever since.
This led to Martok regaining his warrior courage and with renewed vigor he led the crew to their first victory against the Dominion.
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