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Synonyms for nisus

an effortful attempt to attain a goal

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1 turns to Virgil for help from the she-wolf he does so because he expects Virgil to cover up his greed, his desire for prominence, of which the she-wolf is the telltale sign, as he did for Camilla, Euryalus and Nisus whom he made appear to be victims who died for the well-being of the country.
Virgil's Nisus puts just such a question to Euryalus:
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086] 0 0 0 0 Diabroctis cadmus Harold, 1868 4 0 0 0 Dichotomius agenor Harold, 1869 952 68 327 127 Dichotomius bitiensis (Gillet, 0 0 0 0 1911) Dichotomius boreus Olivier, 1789 0 0 0 0 Dichotomius coenosus Erichson,1848 12 0 3 2 Dichotomius inachus (Erichson, 5 1 0 0 1847) Dichotomius lucasi Harold, 1869 0 0 0 0 Dichotomius nisus (Oliver, 1789) 0 27 0 0 Dichotomius protectus Harold, 1867 0 0 0 0 Dichotomius sp.
In Book 9, after the slaughter in the enemy camp, Euryalus collects some precious objects belonging to the warriors he and Nisus have just killed:
Norfolk Southern will be using copper naphthenate -- an eco-friendly chemical from Nisus that preserves wood -- on its railroad ties, according to Nisus, a pest-control chemical company based in Rockford, Tenn.
And finally, in an argument grounded in Milton's allusions to Virgil's Nisus and Euryalus, David Bradshaw arrives at a gorgeously nuanced reading of Eve's offer of self-sacrifice in Paradise Lost.
Bird species that tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 in South Korea, 2010-2011 Avian order and species Scientific name Galliformes * Domestic chicken Gallus gallus domesticus Common quail Coturnix coturnix Common pheasant Phasianus colchicus Domestic turkey Meleagris gallopavo Anseriformes Domestic duck * Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Mandarin duck Aix galericulata Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus Baikal teal Anas formosa White-fronted goose Anser albifrons Spot-billed duck Anas poecilorhyncha Falconiformes Eurasian sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus Strigiformes Eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo Unknown -- Total Avian order and species Sample No.
numquam enim nisi contexti per unitatem corporis nisus est, cum partes consentire ad intentionem debeant et conferre uires.
Ancient texts recount a long history of combat companions and warrior lovers, from Gilgamesh and Enkidu in the Epic of Gilgamesh, to Achilles and Patroclus in Homer's Iliad, the Theban "Army of Lovers" celebrated in Plato's Symposium, Nisus and Euryalis in Virgil's Aeneid, and Jonathan and David in the biblical Book of Samuel.
This mother-child relationship is mirrored in the sixth poem in Silenus' songs about Scylla, the daughter of Nisus, and the banquet Philomela presented to Tereus, though these examples represent the darker side of parent-child relationships.
Where it is not possessed, the nisus of desire proper to each several kind goes out to seek what is wanting: where the thing is possessed, it is rested in and clung to" (1905).