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August 18th, 2019

Word of the Day 08/18/19 Nisus

Nisus (noun)
nisus [ nahy-suh s ]


noun, plural ni·sus.
1. an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse.

Origin: 1690–1700; < Latin nīsus act of planting the feet, effort, equivalent to nīt(ī) to support or exert oneself + -tus suffix of v. action, with tt > s

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NISUS
Even before them the nisus towards it, which has been noticed in the chapter before the last, is observable enough.
THE ENGLISH NOVEL|GEORGE SAINTSBURY

And I did not know that you were 'Nisus Sum' until ten minutes ago.
THE LITTLE GOLD MINERS OF THE SIERRAS AND OTHER STORIES|VARIOUS

Nisus and Euryalus scheme, and petition, to sally forth to find Æneas and a rescue.
THE AENEID OF VIRGIL|VIRGIL

Nisus gets away first, and shoots out far in front of the throng, fleeter than the winds or the winged thunderbolt.
THE AENEID OF VIRGIL|VIRGIL

Nisus had a purple hair on which depended the safety of himself and his kingdom.
THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)|ALEXANDER POPE

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

August Rush: Week One and Two Round-up!

August Rush: Week One and Two Round-up!

Since next week starts the last half of August Rush I wanted to do a round up of our first two weeks.

Remember there is still plenty of time to catch up any days you might have missed if you'd like to go for full participation.

Check each days link for the creations.



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