Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of vice.

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Examples

  • Lord Vargrave, however bad a man he might be, had not many of those vices of character which belong to what I may call the _personal class of vices_, -- that is, he had no ill-will to individuals.

    Alice, or the Mysteries — Complete

  • I quite sympathize with the rage of the English democracy against what they call the vices of the upper orders.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • I quite sympathise with the rage of the English democracy against what they call the vices of the upper orders.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • I quite sympathize with the rage of the English democracy against what they call the vices of the upper classes.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Most lacked supervision and were learning a variety of vices from the older soldiers.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • He has publicly claimed one of his few vices is "Chocolate Chip Cookies" and "Exercise".

    Paul No. 1 on Amazon.com

  • Without the veneer of revolutionary hope that rhetorical anti-imperialism provided, the Chavez experiment is exposed as a 21st century rendering of the oldest of Latin American vices: the undying thirst for unchecked, unlimited, personal power till death do us part.

    Francisco Toro: For Chavez, Obama = Bush

  • The fact that women may now have achieved the virtues that men have long claimed as their prerogatives, and now indulge in vices that men have long practiced, does not preclude the States from drawing a sharp line between the sexes, certainly in such matters as the regulation of liquor traffic.

    Women at Work

  • But at the same time it has certain vices that the hereditary aristocracy didn't have.

    God and Man at Harvard

  • How can you go wrong with a book that contains thoughts on some favorite vices from the likes of H.L. Mencken, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Miller, Mark Twain, Spalding Gray, and Dorothy Parker?

    Favorite Things

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