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Monday, November 27, 2000

vim

\VIM\ , noun;
1.
Power; force; energy; spirit; activity; vigor.
Quotes:
The 76-year-old retired Malaysian schoolteacher displayed so much vim during a recent hike through a national park in Sarawak, astonished rangers began calling her a "recycled teenager."
-- Choong Tet Sieu, "The Power to Go On and On", Asiaweek, July 28, 2000
The publishing business seems to be showing new vim. Figures recently released by the Association of American Publishers, which monitors about 100 large firms, reveal much better performance in the first quarter of 1983 than in the first quarter of 1982.
-- Judith Applebaum, "Permission to Play", New York Times, May 29, 1983
I am taken aback by Janet's voice. I am surprised by its sound, soft, tentative in its tone, a voice without the vim and vigor of her muscular writing style.
-- Lauren Slater, "One nation under the weather", Salon, July 5, 2000
Origin:
Vim is from Latin vis, strength.
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