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virile
 a.  marked by energy and vigor; manly; able to copulate, as for male
Classic Sentence:
1  They were a kindly people, courteous, generous, filled with abounding good nature, but sturdy, virile, easy to anger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
3  His nose, which had seemed irregular and large, was suddenly virile.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  In this uniform he felt virile.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  She identified him with the virile land; she admired him as she saw with what respect the farmers obeyed him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  Hirsute, handsome, virile, the young man in blue jacket and brass buttons, standing in a beam of dusty light, was her husband.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
8  It was a tremendously virile and yet sinister face which was turned towards us.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
9  There was something naively festive in his air, which, in conjunction with his firm and virile features, gave him a rather comical expression.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III
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.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXII
11  Enjolras was the more virile, Combeferre the more humane.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  They are always on the brink of victory and must be confronted with a virile aggression.
2  He wanted his sons to become strong, virile, and athletic like himself.