Part of speech: noun

Moral excellence; virtuousness; morality; chastity.

Part of speech: noun

Any admirable quality.

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Usage examples "virtue":

  1. Nor hath its virtue faded in these later days. - "By-Ways of Bombay", S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O..
  2. In the meantime it would be better if the friends would meet somewhere else, for this house is mine only in virtue of my office. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
  3. Ruin the husband, and the wife's virtue may be bid for. - "The Gamester (1753)", Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund.