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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

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