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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?

To travel with her, she tapped Charles Powell, also tall and virile but only 47, “a smoothy” she called him.

That so timid, so gentle a personality should conceal so virile a passion almost seemed to require explanation.

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 reader must not feel surprised at the virile heroism Carmela displayed under the present circumstances.

Then, as her fingers brushed the small white back, there surged up in her a sudden virile tenderness and comprehension.


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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to virile, such as: macho, manful, manly, masculine, driving, and energetic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.