Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
2. Connection Between Cause and Effect
159. [Degree of Power.] Strength.
STRENGTH; power [See Power]; energy [See Energy]; vigor, force; main -, physical -, brute- force; spring, elasticity, tone, tension, tonicity.
[COMPARISONS] adamant, steel, iron, oak, heart of oak; iron grip; bone.
VIRILITY, vitality; stoutness &c. adj.; lustihood, stamina, nerve, muscle, sinew or sinews, thews and sinews, physique; grit, pith, pithiness.
ATHLETICS, athleticism; gymnastics, acrobatism, agonistics, feats of strength.
ATHLETE, gymnast, pancratiast, acrobat; Atlas, Hercules, Antæus, Samson, Cyclops, Briareus, Colossus, Polyphemus, Titan, Brobdingnagian, Goliath; tower of strength; giant refreshed
STRENGTHENING &c. v.; invigoration, refreshment, refocillation [obs.].
[SCIENCE OF FORCES] dynamics, statics.
BE STRONG &c. adj., be stronger; overmatch.
RENDER STRONG &c. adj.; give strength &c. n.; strengthen, invigorate, potentiate [rare], brace, nerve, fortify, buttress, sustain, harden, caseharden, steel, gird; screw up, wind up, set up; gird -, brace-up ones loins; recruit, set on ones legs [colloq.]; vivify; refresh [See Refreshment]; refect [archaic], reinforce or reënforce (restore) [See Restoration].
STRONG, mighty, vigorous, forcible, hard, adamantine, stout, robust, sturdy, husky [colloq., U. S.], doughty, hardy, powerful, potent, puissant, valid.
RESISTLESS, irresistible, invincible, proof against, impregnable, unconquerable, indomitable, inextinguishable, unquenchable; incontestable; more than a match for; overpowering, overwhelming; all-powerful, all-sufficient; sovereign.
ABLE-BODIED; athletic, gymnastic, carobatic, agonistic, palæstral [rare]; Herculean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Titanic, Cyclopean, Atlantean; muscular, brawny, wiry, well-knit, broad-shouldered, sinewy, sinewous [rare], strapping, stalwart, gigantic.
MANLY, manlike, manful; masculine, male, virile, in the prime of manhood.
UNWEAKENED, unallayed, unwithered, unshaken, unworn, unexhausted; in full force, in full swing; in the plentitude of power.
SOUND; stubborn, thick-ribbed, made of iron, deep-rooted; strong as -a lion, - an ox, - a horse - brandy; sound as a roach; in fine feather, in high feather [both colloq.]; like a giant refreshed.
STRONGLY &c. adj.; by force &c. n.; by main force &c. (by compulsion) [See Compulsion].
Our withers are unwrung.Hamlet
Blut und Eisen.
Clitus mihi vires.
Du fort au diable.
En habiles gens.
Ex vi termini.
Flecti non frangi.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.Burke