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vigorous

adjective active, acute, aggressive, all-out, animated, brisk, dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic, feisty, forceful, forcible, full of life, go-getting, go-go, hardy, healthy, intense, keen, lively, lusty, proactive, robust, strenuous, strong, strong and healthy, vibrant, vivid, wholehearted, zestful, zesty
See also: active, compelling, forcible, indomitable, intense, intensive, irresistible, potent, powerful, resolute, resounding, strong, trenchant
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The schools composing none but young and vigorous males, previously mentioned, offer a strong contrast to the harem schools.
Vigorous, decided, with sentiments to a certain point, not coarse.
Jennings was in hopes, by this vigorous sketch of their future ennui, to provoke him to make that offer, which might give himself an escape from it;-- and if so, she had soon afterwards good reason to think her object gained; for, on Elinor's moving to the window to take more expeditiously the dimensions of a print, which she was going to copy for her friend, he followed her to it with a look of particular meaning, and conversed with her there for several minutes.
Has a girl of fourteen a heart large enough, vigorous enough, to hold the swelling spring of pure, full, fervid eloquence?
The wine was strong and the gourd capacious, so he also began to sing after a fashion, and soon I had the delight of feeling the iron grip of his goblin legs unclasp, and with one vigorous effort I threw him to the ground, from which he never moved again.
said the niece, "that you should know so much, uncle- enough, if need be, to get up into a pulpit and go preach in the streets -and yet that you should fall into a delusion so great and a folly so manifest as to try to make yourself out vigorous when you are old, strong when you are sickly, able to put straight what is crooked when you yourself are bent by age, and, above all, a caballero when you are not one; for though gentlefolk may he so, poor men are nothing of the kind
Small states, or states of less natural strength, under vigorous governments, and with the assistance of disciplined armies, have often triumphed over large states, or states of greater natural strength, which have been destitute of these advantages.
Two vigorous strokes brought me to the surface of the water.
The Mongolia, thanks to the vigorous exertions of the engineer, seemed likely, so rapid was her speed, to reach her destination considerably within that time.
At last I must confess my voice suddenly broke in the middle of a vigorous threat.
After Pagolo died, he fought under his brother Vitellozzo, and in a very short time, being endowed with wit and a vigorous body and mind, he became the first man in his profession.
He was sprightly, vigorous, fiery in his belief in success.