1 They were a kindly people, courteous, generous, filled with abounding good nature, but sturdy, virile, easy to anger.
2 She was remembering the vital, virile old man with his mane of crisp white hair, his bellowing cheerfulness, his stamping boots, his clumsy jokes, his generosity.
3 His nose, which had seemed irregular and large, was suddenly virile.
4 In this uniform he felt virile.
5 She identified him with the virile land; she admired him as she saw with what respect the farmers obeyed him.
6 Only the Henty books and the Elsie books and the latest optimisms by moral female novelists and virile clergymen were in general demand, and the board themselves were interested only in old, stilted volumes.
7 Hirsute, handsome, virile, the young man in blue jacket and brass buttons, standing in a beam of dusty light, was her husband.
8 It was a tremendously virile and yet sinister face which was turned towards us.
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9 There was something naively festive in his air, which, in conjunction with his firm and virile features, gave him a rather comical expression.
10 A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him.
11 Enjolras was the more virile, Combeferre the more humane.
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12 He refused to wear soft hats; cleaved to a hard derby, as a symbol of virility and prosperity; and sometimes he forgot to take it off in the house.