Usage examples for Vis

  1. The English reader is perhaps unaware that every Bengal landowner is required to pay revenue to Government four times a year, vis – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  2. He had completely fooled a great man; he had not only torn off his mask, but he had made him untie the strings himself; and he laughed like an author over his own play,- that is to say, with a true sense of the immense value of his " vis comica." – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  3. Sed vis illa non diuturna fuit, mox enim totus fere populus Romanus ingenti desiderio Ciceronis reditum flagitare coepit et maximo omnium ordinum studio Cicero in patriam revocatus est. – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  4. We had my Lord Tiptoff and Lady Fanny Rakes for our vis a- vis – The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. Mr. Pugh's vis a- vis is the Rev. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  6. For instance, in the scene of the Mariage force between Sganarelle and Pancrace, the entire vis comica lies in the conflict set up between the idea of Sganarelle, who wishes to make the philosopher listen to him, and the obstinacy of the philosopher, a regular talking- machine working automatically. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  7. We may safely trust the prodigious vis inertioe of human nature to ward off the peril of an eccentricity beyond bounds spreading too far. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  8. The vis inertiae of the agricultural class was beyond the limit of language to describe. – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  9. Again there was a short pause, and then after gazing intently at his vis a- vis Heideck suddenly said- " You are an officer?" – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  10. The unity is derived from a vis a tergo: it is given at the start as an impulsion, not placed at the end as an attraction. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  11. The phaeton was there as well as the carriage for two persons, which this time was an elegant vis a- vis so light and well- hung that Donna Cecilia praised it highly when she took her seat. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. This inhibition is prevented or obliterated by the change of mind produced by the quack, and then the vis medicatrix naturae brings about a cure. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. Having placed the nose of the lizard vis a- vis with his own, he opened his jaws to their full extent, took in the head, and commenced gradually sucking the body down his throat. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  14. Lucian removed his cigar from between his lips, and lazily contemplated his fair vis a vis – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  15. We will have Hamilton and Dulce for our vis a- vis – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  16. Well, but this certainly is true: Si vis bellum, para bellum. – If I May by A. A. Milne
  17. And the ponies, and the curricle, and the vis a- vis what will become of them? – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  18. And then, to the " forward two" of the leader of the band, he led his partner up to meet their vis a- vis to " balance," " pass," " change," and go through all the figures of the dance. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  19. So he was asking Essie Tisdale to marry him- this old Edouard Dubois with the bullet- shaped head and the brutal face that Van Lennop had found so objectionable upon each occasion that he had been his vis a- vis in the dining- room? – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  20. But really I was shocked to see How many decent folks could be Induced to come and bow the knee; I think you were my vis a- vis – Impertinent Poems by Edmund Vance Cooke