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nisus (NI-suhs) noun, plural nisus

An effort or endeavor to realize an aim.

[Latin nisus, from past participle of niti, to strive.]

"Another element of globalization, which results in part from the spread of education, is the strong nisus toward individualism." Ninian Smart, Religion and Globalization, ReVision, Fall 1999.

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As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. -Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


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