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cardinal virtue

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a quality that gives something special worth
  • the cardinal virtue of wool is that it retains its insulating properties even when wet

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The first known use of cardinal virtue was in the 14th century

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“Cardinal virtue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cardinal%20virtue. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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