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
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The festival, also known as Diwali, is a major Indian celebration that commemorates the victory of virtue over vice.
Once in power, Iran’s Islamists faced open rebellion from the revolutionary factions that objected to their republic of virtue.
In this sense digitisation, by strapping our pasts to our backs, is demanding a new kind of virtue.
There might be a play in that — one that may not necessarily enshrine him as a pillar of virtue but could offer an actor like Bateman an even more dimensional role.
One of the curses of the politician is that no inner chamber of virtue is left hidden or undisturbed.
To hear Stark talk about the virtues of urban foraging is to see different pieces within the city ecosystem fit snugly together.
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- 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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