Virtue in a sentence

The word "virtue" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of virtue and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Virtue

  • Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
  • Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
  • Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
  • Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty.
  • A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc.
  • Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity.
  • One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy.
  • the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
  • a particular moral excellence
  • morality with respect to sexual relations
  • any admirable quality or attribute

How to use virtue in a sentence. Virtue pronunciation.

I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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There were no Grand Viziers in Egypt; but he was as much like one as possible, and he had one uncommon virtue, he was greatly generous.
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Thus was their bargain made over the dead body; and Mizraim had an almost superstitious reverence for the fulfilment of a bond, the one virtue rarely found in the Oriental.
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Here sat a seller of sugar cane; there wandered, clanking his brasses, a merchant of sweet waters; there shouted a cheap-jack of the Nile the virtues of a knife from Sheffield.
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Higli Pasha laughed low-it was like the gurgle of water in the narghileh-a voice of good nature and persuasiveness from a heart that knew no virtue.
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What Notions have we silly Women from these old Philosophers of Virtue, for Virtue is this, and Virtue is that, and Virtue has its own Reward; Virtue, Virtue is an Ass, and a Gallant is worth forty on't.
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She's mad with the Whimsies of Virtue and the Devil.
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I think Wit the most impertinent thing that belongs to a Woman, except Virtue.
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Do they in any wise herein adorn their Profession, resemble the Christians who lived in the first Ages of Christianity; or those who in any Age since have been celebrated for their Virtue? IX.
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I behold you treading in the Paths of _Virtue_, and practising the Duties of a Holy and Religious life.
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This, I believe, upon Enquiry, will appear to be no unjust Censure; tho' at the same time, _Madam_, I must freely own to you, that I think it a most amazing thing, that the _Ladies_ (at least those who make any Pretensions to Virtue and Goodness) should ever be seen at the last of these Places; where they find themselves so scandalously treated.
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Will the Strictnesses of Virtue and Religion be ever relished by a Mind tinctur'd with such Licentious Representations?
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I do not see how any Person pretending to Sobriety and Virtue, and especially to the pure and holy Religion of our Blessed Saviour; can, without great Guilt and open Contradiction to his Holy Profession, be present at such Lewd and Immodest Plays, much less frequent them, as too many do, who would yet take it very ill to be shut out of the Communion of Christians, as they would most certainly have been in the first and purest Ages of Christianity.
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Mumford could only hold his tongue and trust that this would be but a temporary obscurement of his wife's amiable virtues.
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It is one of the curious contradictions in human nature that Tolstoi, so aggressive an apostle of Christianity, was himself so lacking in the cardinal Christian virtues of meekness, humility, gentleness, and admiration for others; and that Turgenev, who was without religious belief of any kind, should have been so beautiful an example of the real kindly tolerance and unselfish modesty that should accompany a Christian faith.
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Elena, with all her virtues, completely lacks the subtle charm of Lisa; for an aggressive, independent, determined woman will perhaps lose something of the charm that goes with mystery.
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But these virtues have never been in high favour with revolutionists, which explains why so many revolutions are abortive, and so many ephemeral.
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When Solomin appears in this household, he seems like a giant among manikins, so truly do the simple human virtues tower above the arrogance of affectation.
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To read him is not only to be mentally stimulated, it is to be purified and ennobled; for though he never wrote a sermon in disguise, or attempted the didactic, the ethical element in his tragedies is so pervasive that one cannot read him without hating sin and loving virtue.
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It is unfortunate that Dostoevski did not learn from his first little masterpiece the great virtue of compression.
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Examples of Virtue

Example #1
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
Example #2
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #3
If he took with his right hand he gave with his left; and Mahommedan as well as Copt and Armenian, and beggars of every race and creed, hung about his doors each morning to receive the food and alms he gave freely.
Example #4
Perhaps that was why he had lived so near the person of the Prince, had held office so long.
Example #5
Nothing else had he, but of all men in Egypt he was the best instrument Nahoum could have chosen; and of all men in Egypt he was the one man who could surely help him.
Example #6
He caught the sleeve of Nahoum's coat and kissed it, then kissed his hand.