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[wees; English vis] /wis; English vɪs/
noun, plural vires
[wee-reys; English vahy-reez] /ˈwi reɪs; English ˈvaɪ riz/ (Show IPA).
strength; force; power.



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  • Of those who are wrong, vis Inertiæ has sent in a piece of incorrect working.

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
  • Isaac showed off, all right, with his 'Bipets are sings vis two lex!'

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • He looked straight at his vis--vis, but Handsome avoided his direct gaze.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow
  • The following are the most important of its sources of vis viva.

  • Throughout all her regions she oscillates from tension to vis viva, from vis viva to tension.

  • Her motion, and consequently her vis viva, is then a minimum.

  • What is needed must be a natural process, a vis medicatrix naturæ.

  • No one questioned him; his uniform was a passport that required no vis.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • Just for the moment it seemed to Berrington as if his vis a vis was going to have a fit of some kind.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for vis


noun (pl) vires (ˈvaɪriːz)
power, force, or strength


Viscount or Viscountess
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