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[wees; English vis]
noun, plural vi·res [wee-reys; English vahy-reez] /ˈwi reɪs; English ˈvaɪ riz/. Latin.
  1. strength; force; power.
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Examples from the Web for vires

Historical Examples of vires

  • Paulatim deinde recipiendo in civitatem, qui arma aut non ceperant aut deposuerant maturis, vires refect sunt.

    Pamphlets On The Constitution Of The United States


  • II, 16: Recipiendo in civitatem, qui arma aut non ceperant aut deposuerant maturius, vires refectæ sunt.

  • The great Clock Tower and its ogival gate of the thirteenth century is Vires chief architectural curiosity.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • Vires acquirit eundo are words which apply well in all ages to the passion for organisation and precision.

  • Tiberius in dissimulation; as Tacitus saith of him, Jam Tiberium vires et corpus, non dissimulatio, deserebant.


    Francis Bacon

British Dictionary definitions for vires


  1. the plural of vis
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noun plural vires (ˈvaɪriːz)
  1. power, force, or strength
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