I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VIII. CAUSATION

2. CONNECTION BETWEEN CAUSE AND EFFECT

[Degree of power] Strength.

[Antonyms: weakness.]

[Nouns] strength; power [more]; energy [more]; vigor, force; main force, physical force, brute force; spring, elasticity, tone, tension, tonicity.

stoutness; lustihood, stamina, nerve, muscle, sinew, thews and sinews, physique; pith, pithiness; virility, vitality.

athletics, athleticism; gymnastics, feats of strength.

adamant, steel, iron, oak, heart of oak; iron grip; grit, bone.

athlete, gymnast, acrobat; superman, Atlas, Hercules, Antaeus, Samson, Cyclops, Goliath; tower of strength; giant refreshed.

strengthening; invigoration, refreshment, refocillation.

[Science of forces] dynamics, statics.

[Verbs] be strong, be stronger; overmatch.

render strong; give strength; strengthen, invigorate, brace, nerve, fortify, sustain, harden, case harden, steel, gird; screw up, wind up, set up; gird up one's loins, brace up one's loins; recruit, set on one's legs; vivify; refresh [more]; refect; reenforce (restore) [more].

[Adjectives] strong, mighty, vigorous, forcible, hard, adamantine, stout, robust, sturdy, hardy, powerful, potent, puissant, valid.

resistless, irresistible, invincible, proof against, impregnable, unconquerable, indomitable, dominating, inextinguishable, unquenchable; incontestable; more than a match for; overpowering, overwhelming; all powerful, all sufficient; sovereign.

able-bodied; athletic; Herculean, Cyclopean, Atlantean; muscular, brawny, wiry, well-knit, broad-shouldered, sinewy, strapping, stalwart, gigantic.

manly, man-like, manful; masculine, male, virile.

unweakened, unallayed, unwithered, unshaken, unworn, unexhausted; in full force, in full swing; in the plenitude of power.

stubborn, thick-ribbed, made of iron, deep-rooted; strong as a lion, strong as a horse, strong as brandy; sound as a roach; in fine feather, in high feather; like a giant refreshed.

[Adverbs] strongly; by force; by main force (by compulsion) [more].

[Phrases] "our withers are unwrung" [Hamlet].

Blut und Eisen ["Blood and iron" (German)]; coelitus mihi vires; du fort au diable; en habiles gens ["As skilful people" (French)]; ex vi termini ["With strength comes limits" (Latin)]; flecti non frangi ["To be bent is not to be broken" (Latin)]; "he that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill" [Burke]; "inflexible in faith, invincible in arms" [Beattie].

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