vim

Part of speech: noun

Strength; vigor; force; spirit.

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Usage examples "vim":

  1. If one did not know the prodigies of harmony and of vim which occur at the last moment, one would judge it all impossible, with thirty- five or forty speaking actors of whom only five or six speak well. - "The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters", George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie.
  2. We turn instinctively from the dead and withered branch to the blossoming flower; from the stagnant pool to the dashing cataract, and every healthy mind finds delight in such terms as vim, vigor, energy, and activity, which are the chief natural characteristics of the human hand. - "A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece", Charles Stewart Given.
  3. But the Saturday afternoon talks always turned upon the subject of the vital connection between fractions and the glories of the infinite, and every Monday Elizabeth went back to her tasks with renewed vim. - "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith.