Origin of nisus
Words nearby nisus
How to use nisus in a sentence
Even before them the nisus towards it, which has been noticed in the chapter before the last, is observable enough.The English Novel|George Saintsbury
But mythology comes in and attributes them all to a nisus for self-preservation.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
The same thing happened to Nisus, king of Megara, which town was besieged by Minos.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Nisus gets away first, and shoots out far in front of the throng, fleeter than the winds or the winged thunderbolt.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
Nisus betrayed to Minos by his daughter Scylla; changed to a falcon, and Scylla to a lark.