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
These are good young men who have been portrayed as thugs by virtue of this lawsuit.
So now, with a bit of post-debut polish, Springsteen on Broadway -- slated to run through June 2018 -- is easily among Bruce's best 21st century pieces by virtue of its simultaneously daring and rewarding nature.
By virtue of their seventh win in a row, the Yellowjackets advance to Friday's second-round against eighth-seed Langston, which beat second-ranked and No. 1 seed Pikeville (Ky.) 63-61.
Tigers head coach Mike Davis said his team, by virtue of its brutal, 13-road-game non-conference schedule, won't be fazed by Xavier.
Pruitt's seemingly off-the-cuff comments Monday drew applause from ethanol producers, which by virtue of their large demand for the region's corn supply carry considerable political weight.
Both of those winners, along with Bolt D’Oro, have a free pass into the Kentucky Derby by virtue of earning 50 qualifying points.
Superdelegates are convention delegates by virtue of some official post: DNC members, governors, members of Congress, party elders including past presidents and vice presidents, former national party leaders.
They were not owed positions of power by virtue of being alive the way we are owed the ability to feel safe in our own skins.
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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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