A living, doddering Lee was far less useful to the pitchfork crowd than a hanged, virile Lee would have been.
To travel with her, she tapped Charles Powell, also tall and virile but only 47, “a smoothy” she called him.
He nodded, then his virile face changed and he gave me a sulky look.
virile nations are not made by theories or by the blast of the trumpet.
Ninety-nine out of every hundred normal, virile men are more or less nervous when they first step up for rapid fire.
It towered up there beautiful, strong, virile, and fruitful.
So again he got access, for the virile strength that was in him.
He must be master of a lucid, virile, attractive literary style.
He finished with a sheepish grin, as he grasped the visitor's soft little hand and pumped it up and down with virile energy.
He has the smiling eyes and virile air of his English father.
late 15c., from Old French viril, from Latin virilis "of a man, manly," from vir "a man, a hero," from PIE *uiHro "freeman" (cf. Sanskrit virah, Avestan vira-, Lithuanian vyras, Lithuanian vyras, Old Irish fer, Welsh gwr, Gothic wair, Old English wer "man"). Virile member for "penis" is recorded from 1540s.
virile vir·ile (vēr'əl, -īl')
Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male, especially the ability to perform sexually as a male.
Having or showing masculine spirit, strength, vigor, or power.