gain vigor


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gain vigor gain or regain energy "I picked up after a nap"
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In literature:

By the day when I thus for the first time gained my liberty I had swum so vigorously in Love's ocean that I had well-nigh crossed it.
"The Lily of the Valley" by Honore de Balzac
The most vigorous and healthy males, implying perfect adaptation, must generally gain the victory in their contests.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
It is a gain of physical strength, of mental vigor, and of the total amount of work done.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Soldiers should remember that only by acting vigorously on the offensive can an army hope to gain the victory.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
When the trial came on, and Caesar appeared at the Forum, he gained great applause by the vigor and force of his oratory.
"History of Julius Caesar" by Jacob Abbott
I have gained in health, strength and vigor every day, I believe.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
They are valuable to a rear guard which seeks to check a vigorous pursuit or to gain time.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
Vigorously he strove to gain the channel.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Billy throve under it as a true boy should do, and, from week to week, he gained new vigor as fast as he gained new sunburn.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
Use of machine guns with rear guard.= They are valuable to a rear guard which seeks to check a vigorous pursuit or to gain time.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss

In poetry:

O no; by toil and humble fare
Earth's sons their health and vigor gain;
It is because the slave must wear
His chain.
"The Chain" by John Pierpont

In science:

The central density peak, vigorously gaining mass by accretion, is accompanied by a secondary clump.
The First Sources of Light