Part of speech: noun

Depravity; gross immorality.

Part of speech: noun

A bad trick, as of a horse.

Part of speech: noun

Same as VISE.

Part of speech: preposition

Instead of; in the place of.

Part of speech:

Substitute; subordinate; sub-; second.

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Usage examples "vice":

  1. Likewise to all men are Nature's gifts of strength and beauty, of soul and reason, freely and fully given, so that the poor child is born as capable of virtue as the king's son; and to each man is given free will to choose virtue or vice. - "Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race", Maud Isabel Ebbutt.
  2. But his face was still locked, as in a vice, with that iron sleep. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  3. They also imagined that the distinction between virtue and vice was destroyed, if man did not of his own counsel arrange his life. - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I", Various.