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virtuenoun

uk   /ˈvɜː.tjuː/  us   /ˈvɝː-/

virtue noun (GOOD MORALS)

C2 [C or U] a good moral quality in a person, or the general quality of being morally good: Patience is a virtue.
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virtue noun (ADVANTAGE)

C2 [C or U] an advantage or good thing: It always looks odd to see an actress on TV extolling (= praising) the virtues of washing-up liquid. Would there be any virtue in taking an earlier train?

virtue noun (BECAUSE OF)

by virtue of C2 formal because of; as a result of: She succeeded by virtue of her tenacity rather than her talent.
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