Usage examples for vigorous

  1. His wit was ready, and always impressed with the marks of a vigorous understanding; but, to my taste, not often pleasing or happy." – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  2. The case, in whatever form it is put, is always fresh and vigorous. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
  3. Lincoln and Stanton had not yet discovered that the best defence is generally a vigorous attack. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  4. Mrs. Wiggs had pulled Jim's cot close to the stove, and applied vigorous measures to relieve him. – Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan
  5. Vane, whom she had last seen in vigorous health, lay partly covered with an old blanket which had slipped off him to the waist. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  6. Her tone was a vigorous protest. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  7. Erect, within a few paces of these three men, stood General Lee- grave, commanding, unmoved; the fire- light revealing every outline of his vigorous person, clad in its plain gray uniform, the gray beard and mustache, the serene eyes, and that stately poise of the head upon the shoulders, which seemed to mark this human being for command. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  8. And as he asked the question he gave that side of my hair one more vigorous sweep and stood off to admire his work. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  9. So what you have got to do, young man who cannot go to college, is to develop yourself with the most vigorous care. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  10. A vigorous search is still being made for them in all parts of the country. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  11. Grimcke and Long could not be far off, and a vigorous hunt was likely to discover one or both of them, but the king gave orders that no attempt of the kind should be made. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  12. Ransford suddenly stepped down from the witness- box and without word or glance at any one there, walked with set face and determined look out of the court, and the excited spectators, gathering into groups, immediately began to discuss his vigorous outburst and to take sides for and against him. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  13. Carrie looked fresh and vigorous. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  14. The Queen, who was sitting next to him, gave him a vigorous pinch to wake him up. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  15. He cast off the painter, placed one sweep against the edge of the stage, and with a vigorous thrust pushed off; then took his seat. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  16. One is a woman in the early prime of vigorous life, the other a girl of eighteen. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  17. He put the faun's head back on the table, got up and stretched his vigorous arms. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  18. I knew it was only a miracle that could save us, in that breathlessly short time, but I have a vigorous belief in miracles. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  19. He seemed young, vigorous, and masterful once more. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  20. General Bennigsen would, I believe, have retired early in the day from ground which he ought never to have occupied; but the corps in our front made so vigorous a resistance that, though occasionally we gained a little ground, yet we were never able to drive them from the woods or the village of Heinrichsdorf." – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose