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  • On the vigor of his idea he was carried down the hard, dean, unused-looking hall into the bathroom.
  • Neglect now means loss of spiritual vigor and moral power in years to come….
  • CHAPTER IX I BABBITT was fond of his friends, he loved the importance of being host and shouting, "Certainly, you’re going to have smore chicken—the idea!" and he appreciated the genius of T. Cholmondeley Frink, but the vigor of the cocktails was gone, and the more he ate the less joyful he felt.
  • No one could have told Babbitt that he was a fool with more vigor, precision, and intelligence than he himself displayed.
  • At the end Mrs. Mudge spoke with more vigor and punctuation: "Now let me suggest to all of you the advantages of the Theosophical and Pantheistic Oriental Reading Circle, which I represent.

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  • And we ourselves assembled here today, who are still most of us in the vigor of life, have carried the work of improvement further, and have richly endowed our city with all things, so that she is sufficient for herself both in peace and war.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • A group of loudmouthed white-haired old ladies, each trying to talk over the next, a few of them texting, the kind of elderly people who have a baffling amount of energy, so much youthful vigor you had to wonder if they were trying to rub it in.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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