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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'

They have had their shameful rights, these Nobles, in the modesty and virtue of our sisters, many years, but we have had good girls among us.
I am accidentally possessed of a power over one of the keepers here, and in virtue of it I stand before you.
If she had ever had the virtue in her, it had quite gone out of her.
It has connected him nearer with virtue than with any other feeling.
His countenance, voice, and manner had established him at once in the possession of every virtue.
But he is a liberal master, I suppose, and that in the eye of a servant comprehends every virtue.''
``It does seem, and it is most shocking indeed,''replied Elizabeth, with tears in her eyes,``that a sister's sense of decency and virtue in such a point should admit of doubt.
But how little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue, she could easily conjecture.
But a man has no more to do with the style of architecture of his house than a tortoise with that of its shell: nor need the soldier be so idle as to try to paint the precise color of his virtue on his standard.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Confucius says truly,``Virtue does not remain as an abandoned orphan; it must of necessity have neighbors.''
There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.
We have heard of this virtue, but we know not what it is.
``After the germs of virtue have thus been prevented many times from developing themselves, then the beneficent breath of evening does not suffice to preserve them.
There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.
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.
He said`That's the very main virtue of the thing.
However, virtue is its own reward, so I was a barely perceptible trifle ahead in the contest.
``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.''
If this correspondent had known the nature of your reputation as well as I do, he would have said, Your former writings and measures would secure attention to your Biography, and Art of Virtue; and your Biography and Art of Virtue, in return, would secure attention to them.
It seems to presume perfect wisdom and virtue in the one order, and the greatest weakness and folly in the other.
For Vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery.
It turns one's stomach to listen to your exhortations, and hear of your miserable Virtue, that you prate of up and down.
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.
Moreover, nothing is good but virtue, and nothing but vice is bad.
All these things are merely the sphere in which virtue may act.
Public spirit was the most splendid political virtue of the ancient world, and it is here made cosmopolitan.
The virtue of suffering in itself is an idea which does not meet us in the Meditations.
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.
Generally then, whatsoever it be, besides virtue, and those things that proceed from virtue that thou art subject to be much affected with, remember presently thus to divide it, and by this kind of division, in each particular to attain unto the contempt of the whole.
After all, where envy reigns virtue cannot live, and where there is niggardliness there can be no liberality.
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."
The isosceles and scalenum are distinguished by boundaries more exact than vice and virtue, right and wrong.
I used to breakfast with them now, in virtue of some arrangement, of which I have forgotten the details.
I thought I would make a virtue of necessity, and see the sunrise.
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.
Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all those ships attract them thither?
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.
and will you have the goodness to tell me, Mr. Dough-Boy, where lies the virtue of ginger?
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.
The unmanufactured sperm oil possesses a singularly cleansing virtue.
To begin: there's Aries, or the Ram--lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull--he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins--that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo!
Such, and so magnifying, is the virtue of a large and liberal theme!
There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.
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.

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