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virtue

noun
 
 
/ˈvɜːtjuː/
ADVANTAGE [C, U] an advantage or useful quality: The great virtue of having a small car is that you can park it easily.Advantage and disadvantage
GOOD QUALITY [C] a good quality that someone has: Patience is not among his virtues.Virtue and moral good
MORAL BEHAVIOUR [U] behaviour that is morally goodVirtue and moral good
by virtue of sth formal because of something: She succeeded by virtue of hard work rather than talent.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of virtue from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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