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virtue

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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
William Hazlitt
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Etymology

Middle English virtu, from Old French, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] virtus, manliness, from vir, man.

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Noun

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virtue

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s

virtue (s)
  1. (uncountable) excellence in morals
  2. (countable) A good habit
  3. (countable) a good model quality
  4. (uncountable) chastity and faithfulness
  5. (countable) an exemplary quality
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      There were divers other plants, which I had no notion of or understanding about, that might, perhaps, have virtues of their own, which I could not find out.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the second level of angels, ranked above angels and below archangels

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