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 Meanings and Examples of VIRTUES
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virtue
 n.  goodness, moral excellence; good quality
Classic Sentence: (182 in 13 pages)
1  By the virtues that I once possessed, I demand this from you.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
2  I learned, from the views of social life which it developed, to admire their virtues and to deprecate the vices of mankind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
3  My vices are the children of a forced solitude that I abhor, and my virtues will necessarily arise when I live in communion with an equal.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
4  Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
5  Some medical beast had revived Tar-water in those days as a fine medicine, and Mrs. Joe always kept a supply of it in the cupboard; having a belief in its virtues correspondent to its nastiness.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
6  But she is such an extraordinarily dear girl herself, that it's possible she may have imparted something of those virtues to me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
7  She is a very superior young lady, of very remarkable attractions, graces, and virtues.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
8  After getting to know Varenka, Kitty became more and more fascinated by her friend, and every day she discovered new virtues in her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 32
9  I have heard it said that women love men even for their vices," Anna began suddenly, "but I hate him for his virtues.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 21
10  You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
11  He helped and comforted me, and showed me that I must try to practice all the virtues I would have my little girls possess, for I was their example.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
12  her beauty attracted all eyes, her graces and virtues.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
13  Leave me, as a gift, those virtues.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY
14  Her small virtues were so sweet that she would have been quite angelic if a few small naughtinesses had not kept her delightfully human.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE
15  The great virtues of the Houyhnhnms.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Toad doesn't actually change his ways, but instead simply learns to counterfeit socially acceptable virtues in order to be accepted by his society.
2  In a brief essay, describe a person you admire, someone whose virtues you would like to emulate.
3  Let us not prate about our good qualities; rather, let our virtues speak for themselves.
4  Among her many virtues are loyalty, courage, and truthfulness.
5  Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
6  The maintaining of one vice costs more than ten virtues.
7  There is in liberty as in innocence and virtue a satisfaction one can only feel in their enjoyment and a pleasure which can cease only when lost.
8  Modesty is not only and ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
9  The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
10  If you can be well without health you may be happy without virtue.
11  Birth is nothing where virtue is not.
12  The excellence of a wife consists not in her beauty, but in her virtue.
13  To flee vice is the begnning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
14  Riches and virtue do not often keep each other company.
15  The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct.