- vigo, jean,
- vigoureux printing,
Origin of vigorous
Examples from the Web for vigorous
Republicans are having a vigorous debate about whether or not to make serious appeals to the growing Hispanic electorate.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama and Modi are from two different planets, and each, in his heart, is likely to have vigorous contempt for the other.Mr. Politically Correct Obama, Meet Your Opposite, India’s Mr. Modi|Tunku Varadarajan|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Polio, for example, has been eradicated in the Western hemisphere thanks to a vigorous international immunization program.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?|Russell Saunders|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ordinarily, the possibility of a Perkins run for office would be about as thrilling as a vigorous tooth flossing.Bring on the Made-for-Reality-TV District Race Down South|Michelle Cottle|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the GOP side, Republicans promised that they would mount a vigorous defense of their governor.In the Buckeye State, the Tea Party Bucks the Establishment Republican Governor|David Freedlander|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a sincere and vigorous demonstration in our behalf.Zenobia|William Ware
Two vigorous oarsmen pulled till the blades bent, and the boat, aided by the stream, flew through the water.
But for St. Paul, as for all sufficiently earnest and vigorous minds, there is a point at which these distinctions disappear.
A large tree, 60 to 80 ft. high, with smooth square twigs on the vigorous growths.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
Wilson faced the vigorous form in the helmet and rubber overcoat.The Web of the Golden Spider|Frederick Orin Bartlett
c.1300 (early 13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French vigrus, Old French vigorosus, from Latin vigere "be lively, flourish, thrive" (see vigor). Related: Vigorously.