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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Lakeland 47, Aurora 38: Dezmon Eddie's 5-yard touchdown reception with 2 seconds left in the game gave the Muskies (6-2, 4-0 NACC) sole possession of first place by virtue of their victory over the Spartans (4-4, 3-1) in Aurora, Ill.
This is not an Article 46 proceeding where NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who by virtue of his position cannot be neutral, is the default arbitrator.
Then there is the next tier, from Brad Keselowski to Kevin Harvick and even Jimmie Johnson, who scraped into the third round of the playoffs only by virtue of Larson’s early exit.
The teams advanced by virtue of their victories in winner's-bracket matches in the Cook Inlet Conference tournament at Service High.
But the research suggests that the virtues of fitness classes go far beyond working up a sweat.
Patrick is all of us: deluding ourselves that our flaws are really our virtues.
The Rams, by virtue of their 4-12 record last season, were fifth in the waiver-wire selection order.
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- We were urged to lead lives of virtue.
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