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vigor
used in Arrowsmith

6 uses
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Definition
forceful exertion;
or: active strength of body or mind;
or: an imaginative lively style — especially a style of writing
  • The moment the urgent Martin showed that he was stirred by her graces, she went at his clothes—his corduroys and soft collars and eccentric old gray felt hat—at his vocabulary and his taste in fiction, with new and more patronizing vigor.
    Chapter 5 (61% in)
  • He liked Madeline's tall comeliness and her vigor; he felt that with her energetic culture she was somehow "good for him.
    Chapter 3 (37% in)
  • He denounced Sondelius as an aristocrat, he denounced Martin for his ignorance of economics, he denounced the waiter concerning the brandy; Sondelius and Martin and the waiter answered with vigor; and the conversation became admirable.
    Chapter 17 (94% in)
  • He started in January with a Better Babies Week, and a very good Week it was, but so hotly followed by Banish the Booze Week, Tougher Teeth Week, and Stop the Spitter Week that people who lacked his vigor were heard groaning, "My health is being ruined by all this fretting over health."
    Chapter 21 (10% in)
  • At noon, when the Eugenic Family were giving a demonstration of perfect vigor, their youngest blossom had an epileptic fit, and before the excitement was over, upon the Chicago anti-nicotine lady as she triumphantly assassinated a mouse charged an anti-vivisection lady, also from Chicago.
    Chapter 23 (37% in)
  • I'm not going to have the D.P.H. turned into a Y.M.C.A. Bissex has all of Pickerbaugh's mush without his honesty and vigor.
    Chapter 24 (81% in)

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