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used in The Mill on the Floss

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forceful exertion;
or: active strength of body or mind;
or: an imaginative lively style — especially a style of writing
  • He had entered on his career with great vigor, and intended to make a considerable impression on his fellowmen.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (9% in)
  • The old woman, seeming to forget Maggie's hunger, poked the skewer into the pot with new vigor, and the younger crept under the tent and reached out some platters and spoons.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (57% in)
  • Away they jumped with more and more vigor, till Maggie's hair flew from behind her ears, and twirled about like an animated mop.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (70% in)
  • ...afternoons and the first December snow seemed to him far livelier than the August sunshine; and that he might make himself the surer about the flight of the days that were carrying him homeward, he stuck twenty-one sticks deep in a corner of the garden, when he was three weeks from the holidays, and pulled one up every day with a great wrench, throwing it to a distance with a vigor of will which would have carried it to limbo, if it had been in the nature of sticks to travel so far.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (95% in)
  • They were only so far civil to each other as was necessary to prevent their state of feud from being observed by Mr. Stelling, who would have "put down" such nonsense with great vigor.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — Maggie's Second Visit (17% in)
  • Feeble limbs easily resign themselves to be tethered, and when we are subdued by sickness it seems possible to us to fulfil pledges which the old vigor comes back and breaks.
    3.9 — Book 3 Chapter 9 — An Item Added to the Family Register (4% in)
  • "That she never can, my dear," said Mrs. Pullet, with unusual vigor, "for she hasn't got the linen to follow suit wi' mine, I can tell you.
    6.12 — Book 6 Chapter 12 — A Family Party (22% in)
  • Tom rowed with untired vigor, and with a different speed from poor Maggie's.
    7.5 — Book 7 Chapter 5 — The Last Conflict (88% in)

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