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Word: virtue

Definition: goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity


Sentences Containing 'virtue'

Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue; for money comes between a man and his objects, and obtains them for him; and it was certainly no great virtue to obtain it.
Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue; for money comes between a man and his objects, and obtains them for him; it was certainly no great virtue to obtain it.
After all, where envy reigns virtue cannot live, and where there is niggardliness there can be no liberality.
All these things are merely the sphere in which virtue may act.
Amplification of 'the Perfect Virtue' in Chapter I (or "Broad and Highest Doctrine").
and will you have the goodness to tell me, Mr. Dough-Boy, where lies the virtue of ginger?
Aretha is a feminine given name that is probably derived from the Greek "arete", "virtue".
Because the Lord Warden is busily employed at times in fobbing his perquisites; which are his chiefly by virtue of that same fobbing of them.
But he is a liberal master, I suppose, and that in the eye of a servant comprehends every virtue.''
By my faith, if it were permitted me and time allowed, I could prove, not only to those here present, but to all the world, that there is no virtue that is not to be found in a duenna."
By virtue of that position he was also Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.
Confucius says truly,``Virtue does not remain as an abandoned orphan; it must of necessity have neighbors.''
For Vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery.
He has the virtue of never losing a battle (Section 2).
He said`That's the very main virtue of the thing.
His countenance, voice, and manner had established him at once in the possession of every virtue.
However, virtue is its own reward, so I was a barely perceptible trifle ahead in the contest.
I am accidentally possessed of a power over one of the keepers here, and in virtue of it I stand before you.
I thought I would make a virtue of necessity, and see the sunrise.
I used to breakfast with them now, in virtue of some arrangement, of which I have forgotten the details.
If I once shook the foundations of the sacred confidence and usage, in virtue of which it was given to me, it was lost, and could never be recovered.
If she had ever had the virtue in her, it had quite gone out of her.
In the individual it is virtue alone which enables him to do this; as Providence rules the universe, so virtue in the soul must rule man.
It does seem to me, that herein we see the rare virtue of a strong individual vitality, and the rare virtue of thick walls, and the rare virtue of interior spaciousness.
It has connected him nearer with virtue than with any other feeling.
It seems to presume perfect wisdom and virtue in the one order, and the greatest weakness and folly in the other.
It turns one's stomach to listen to your exhortations, and hear of your miserable Virtue, that you prate of up and down.
It was only later that France and then Germany came to believe that they had a monopoly on virtue.
It was separated from the said town by virtue of Republic Act No.
Moreover, nothing is good but virtue, and nothing but vice is bad.
On June 21, 1969, the Municipality of Narra was created by virtue of Republic Act No.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Public spirit was the most splendid political virtue of the ancient world, and it is here made cosmopolitan.
Such, and so magnifying, is the virtue of a large and liberal theme!
Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all those ships attract them thither?
The basic idea is have privacy by virtue of hierarchical authentication.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
The isosceles and scalenum are distinguished by boundaries more exact than vice and virtue, right and wrong.
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.
The unmanufactured sperm oil possesses a singularly cleansing virtue.
The virtue of suffering in itself is an idea which does not meet us in the Meditations.
There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.
There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.
They will not come to good but will come to a vile virtue.
This was done under the various Northern Ireland Acts 1974 to 2000, and not by virtue of the Royal Prerogative.
Under, above, and about, are the motions of the elements; but the motion of virtue, is none of those motions, but is somewhat more excellent and divine.
We have heard of this virtue, but we know not what it is.
``And it is thus heaven recompenses virtue, sir,''added Caderousse.
``It is not for herself that she is so, but for her son, and what you regard as a vice becomes almost a virtue when looked at in the light of maternal love.''

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