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
Manu Ginobili, at age 40, got the courtesy of a night off by virtue of being the NBA’s second-oldest player.
By virtue of their first-place finish in the NFC South Division, the New Orleans Saints now know the 16 opponents for their 2018 schedule and the home slate is an attractive one, featuring three division champions.
By virtue of the structure of his two-year deal with a team option, Mirotic can decline a trade.
Clinton was just one member of the nine member CFIUS by virtue of her role as Secretary of State.
The Vatican said Tuesday that Francis had approved decrees asserting both men lived lives of heroic Christian virtue, some of the dozen such decrees approved the day before during an audience with the head of the Vatican’s saint-making office.
By virtue of geography Europe is on the front line.
The Blue Hat story thus had the virtue of combining a number of trends into one irresistible package: the New Brooklyn, gentrification, liberal intolerance, and internet communities.
In addition to textural clarity and a fitting spirit of playfulness, Goode brought several other, rarer virtues to bear including tonal warmth and the ability to translate even offhand passages into meaningful phrases.
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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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