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vigour

(US), vigor
1. the capacity for survival or strong healthy growth in a plant or animal
2. Chiefly US legal force or effectiveness; validity (esp in the phrase in vigour)
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I had, withal, a sense of exhilaration and vigor altogether unknown to me--a feeling of mental and physical exaltation.
The mission was one of peril and hardship and required a man of nerve and vigor. It was confided to Robert Stuart, who, though he had never been across the mountains, and a very young man, had given proofs of his competency to the task.
He no longer hung back, and waited for others to take the lead, but distinguished himself by a brilliancy of onset, and a sustained vigor and duration of attack, that completely shamed the efforts of his competitors--albeit, experienced trenchermen of no mean prowess.
A vigor apparent only when we keep in mind the artless character of the speaker and the four feet of the favorite, one for each wind.
Vigors team currently consists of a number of key partners including BMT, Gladding-Hearn and Northrop Grumman.
LEADING consignor Charlie Vigors has had a change of policy for his breeze-up horses.
Gary Vigors, 41, bled to death in a bar in front of his son after having his throat cut with a broken bottle.
Gary Vigors, 41, died minutes after a broken beer bottle was plunged into his neck in front of horrified friends and relatives.
Life's Too Short to Cry is the autobiography chronicling the early life and military service of Tim Vigors, DFC, an Irish pilot serving in the RAF during the early part of World War II.
CADBURY workers Catherine Vigors and Julia Morgan donned their hiking boots for a 120-kilometre trek across the Indian desert for children's hospices in the city.
Rob Farrell captained the Coventry Barkers side who, bringing on eight replacements at various stages, battled well throughout - Stroud scrum- half Sam Vigors catching the eye along with flanker Tony Munro.
Vigors, who sells as Hillwood Stud and last night made 160,000gns for an Oasis Dream colt, has abandoned US-bred recruits, believing there has been a global shift against them.