What does the word virtuous mean?

Usage examples for virtuous

  1. Which explains why many women seem to have no principles and many virtuous persons no heart. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. It was highly becoming Great Britain to take the lead of other nations in such a virtuous and magnificent measure, and he could not but have confidence that they would he inclined to share the honour with us, or be pleased to follow us as their example. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  3. Wotan falls back again on virtuous indignation. – The Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring by George Bernard Shaw