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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvirtuousvir‧tu‧ous /ˈvɜːtʃuəs $ ˈvɜːr-/ adjective  1 formal behaving in a very honest and moral way opp wicked a virtuous man Sue considered herself very virtuous because she neither drank nor smoked.2 PROUD old use not willing to have sex, at least until you are marriedvirtuously adverb
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virtuousWhy did she feel so much more a person when she was not being virtuous?All the characters are sensitive, virtuous beings and the pursuit of happiness is a constant goal with each of them.Certainly censorship should not be allowed to masquerade as virtuous compromise, but nor should commitment to free speech go unexamined.However, Hume thought that qualities other than benevolence were virtuous if they produced the feeling of approval.Father Tom was a hard-working, virtuous man, liked and respected by everyone.Misfortune was surmounted, and misfortune became too great a burden; virtuous reputations were earned, and scandalous stories were recounted.The story repeats the theme of the unfaithful husband and virtuous wife.They wanted him to marry a virtuous young woman from a respectable family.
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