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. A vigorous search is still being made for them in all parts of the country. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  3. 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
  4. The case, in whatever form it is put, is always fresh and vigorous – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Her tone was a vigorous protest. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. He seemed young, vigorous and masterful once more. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  17. Carrie looked fresh and vigorous – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. He put the faun's head back on the table, got up and stretched his vigorous arms. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  19. 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
  20. 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