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Virtue meaning

virtue - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor.
  2. 2. Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
  3. 3. Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
  4. 4. Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
  5. 5. Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty.
  6. 6. A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc.
  7. 7. Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity.
  8. 8. One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy.
  9. 9. Power; efficacy; moral excellence; chastity.

virtue - examples of usage

  1. I pushed my way forward, by virtue of my good clothes, and got through the press about Carpenter, and took him by the arm, saying, " Come on now, let's see if we can't get to the Labor Temple." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Having secured the work, I am going to gain Lucia too, if it is in the power of any man- whether, as you put it, her virtue, or her health, or her inclination, or the whole lot together, have broken down!" - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. There is no particular virtue in having been brought up to the use of a gun or rod. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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