Examples of virtue in a Sentence
- He led me across the concrete floor, through a concrete warehouse, and to the concrete screening room, where he began to extol the virtue and beauty of his eleven-mile-long sewage interceptor. —Frederick Kaufman, Harper's, February 2008
- Disinterestedness was the most common term the founders used as a synonym for the classical conception of virtue or self-sacrifice; it better conveyed the threats from interests that virtue seemed increasingly to face in the rapidly commercializing eighteenth century. —Gordon S. Wood, Revolutionary Characters, 2006
- It was not only his title that made Poor Richard—and by extension [Benjamin] Franklin—an honorary Frenchman. He may well have devoted a great amount of ink to virtue and order, but he checked those concepts at the door of the beau monde; he made it clear that he was not too good for that world … —Stacy Schiff, A Great Improvisation, 2005
- Nerviness is considered a virtue, a good machine, an energy that builds nations, businesses and dynasties. Handed down from generation to generation, like a caustic strand of DNA, it infects the unhappy, the unfortunate and the unlucky, and turns them into desperate strivers, prepared to do anything to realize their ridiculous ambitions. —David Byrne, The New Sins/Los Nuevos Pecados, 2001
- Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall … —William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, 1605
the virtue of wool as a clothing material is that it can provide insulation from the cold even when wet
a lady of honor and virtue
Recent Examples of virtue from the Web
By virtue of their names and, um, their entire premise—lining women up in a kind of sequin-coated cattle call—it‘s fair to say that beauty pageants haven‘t historically been the most feminist of endeavors.
Countries that are reaching for a more expansive identity must eventually settle on the governing virtues that best reflect the values of the people.
On the sidelines, waiting for their turn at the task, the teamsters were more than happy to extol the virtues of their particular animal.
Pecan growers and suppliers are hoping to sell U.S. consumers on the virtues of North America's only native nut as a hedge against a potential trade war with China, the pecan's largest export market.
Pecan growers and suppliers are hoping to sell U.S. consumers on the virtues of North America’s only native nut as a hedge against a potential trade war with China, the pecan’s largest export market.
Donald Trump attended a roundtable discussion on his tax law Thursday, where he was supposed to sell the public on the virtues of his signature legislative achievement.
The ship had its virtues—the room-cleaners, the drink-deliverers—but this suits us better.
But thoughtfulness and self-criticism have not always been among his virtues.
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VIRTUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of virtue for English Language Learners
: morally good behavior or character
: a good and moral quality
: the good result that comes from something
VIRTUE Defined for Kids
Definition of virtue for Students
- We were urged to lead lives of virtue.
- Patience is a virtue.
- I learned the virtue of hard work.
- She succeeded by virtue of persistence.
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