Origin of virile
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OTHER WORDS FROM virilenon·vir·ile, adjectivesub·vir·ile, adjectiveul·tra·vir·ile, adjectiveun·vir·ile, adjective
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How to use virile in a sentence
A living, doddering Lee was far less useful to the pitchfork crowd than a hanged, virile Lee would have been.
Did he believe this or was it the story—virile and unselfpitying, as suited the son of a miner—he chose to tell himself?Richard Burton’s Diaries Reveal His Mad Love for Elizabeth Taylor|Daphne Merkin|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To travel with her, she tapped Charles Powell, also tall and virile but only 47, “a smoothy” she called him.The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Softer Quality|Gail Sheehy|January 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That so timid, so gentle a personality should conceal so virile a passion almost seemed to require explanation.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
Frederick Bastien strongly resembled his mother, though his beauty was of a more pronounced and virile type.
Both authors seem to have been themselves inspired by their virile theme to give to it their best work.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
The reader must not feel surprised at the virile heroism Carmela displayed under the present circumstances.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
Then, as her fingers brushed the small white back, there surged up in her a sudden virile tenderness and comprehension.The Creators|May Sinclair