virtue

suomi-englanti sanakirja

virtue englannista suomeksi

  1. hyve

  2. hyveellisyys

  3. siveys

  1. Substantiivi

  2. hyvellisyys, siveys

  3. hyve

  4. avu

  5. etu

  6. valta

virtue englanniksi

  1. Accordance with moral principles; conformity of behaviour or thought with the strictures of morality; good moral conduct. (defdate)

  2. (ux)

  3. 1749, Henry Fielding, ''Tom Jones'', XV.1:

  4. There are a set of religious, or rather moral, writers, who teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world.
  5. (quote-book)||Champions of Kamigawa|chapter=Eight-and-a-Half-Tails|||“Virtue is an inner light that can prevail in every soul.”

  6. A particular manifestation of moral excellence in a person; an admirable quality. (defdate)

  7. 1766, Laurence Sterne, ''Sermon'' XLIV:

  8. Some men are modest, and seem to take pains to hide their virtues; and, from a natural distance and reserve in their tempers, scarce suffer their good qualities to be known (..).
  9. Specifically, each of several qualities held to be particularly important, including the four virtues, the three virtues, or the seven virtues opposed to the seven deadly sins. (defdate)

  10. (quote-book)

  11. An inherently advantageous or excellent quality of something or someone; a favourable point, an advantage. (defdate)

  12. 1719, (w), ''(w)'':

  13. There were divers other plants, which I had no notion of or understanding about, that might, perhaps, have virtues of their own, which I could not find out.
  14. 2011, ''The Guardian'', Letter, 14 Mar 2011

  15. One virtue of the present coalition government's attack on access to education could be to reopen the questions raised so pertinently by Robinson in the 1960s (..).
  16. A creature embodying divine power, specifically one of the orders of heavenly beings, traditionally ranked above angels and below archangels. (defdate)

  17. 1667, John Milton, ''Paradise Lost'', Book X:

  18. Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Virtues, Powers; / For in possession such, not only of right, / I call ye, and declare ye now (..).
  19. Specifically, moral conduct in sexual behaviour, especially of women; chastity. (defdate)

  20. The inherent power of a god, or other supernatural being. (defdate)

  21. The inherent power or efficacy of something (qualifier). (defdate)

  22. 1801, (w), ''(w)'':

  23. There was a virtue in the wave;His limbs, that, stiff with toil,Dragg’d heavy, from the copious draught receiv’dLightness and supple strength.
  24. (quote-book)|location=New York, N.Y.|publisher=Straus and Giroux|Ariel Books|year=1962|oclc=769806129|location2=New York, N.Y.|publisher2=Ariel Books|year2=1973 printing|page2=189|pageurl2=https://archive.org/details/wrinkleintime00lengrich/page/189/mode/1up|isbn2=978-0-374-38613-9|passage=Here are the glasses, Meg. But I am afraid that the virtue has gone from them, and now they are only glass. Perhaps they were meant to help once and only on Camazotz.

  25. 2011, "The autumn of the patriarchs", ''The Economist'', 17 Feb 2011:

  26. many Egyptians still worry that the Brotherhood, by ''virtue'' of discipline and experience, would hold an unfair advantage if elections were held too soon.
  27. (alt form)