Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a virtuous manner; in conformity with the moral law or with duty; chastely; honorably.

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  • adverb In a virtuous manner.

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  • adverb in a moral manner
  • adverb in a chaste and virtuous manner

Etymologies

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virtuous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Whether the sage would be virtuous is perhaps moot; what Epicurus says is that he would live virtuously, that is prudently, honorably, and justly (the adverbial construction may be significant).

    Epicurus

  • That of the practical is for us to act virtuously, that is, honorably, with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice.

    Among My Books Second Series

  • Assuming that the US does not wish to sustain further job losses, the budget deficit will inevitably deteriorate further, either "virtuously" (via proactive government spending which promotes a full employment policy), or in a bad way, whereby a contracting economy and rising unemployment, produce larger deficits via the automatic stabilisers moving to shore up demand as the economy falters.

    Troubles in the EuroZone: Will the Contagion Affect the U.S.?

  • Assuming that the US does not wish to sustain further job losses, the budget deficit will inevitably deteriorate further, either "virtuously" (via proactive government spending which promotes a full employment policy), or in a bad way, whereby a contracting economy and rising unemployment, produce larger deficits via the automatic stabilisers moving to shore up demand as the economy falters.

    Marshall Auerback: Troubles in the EuroZone: Will the Contagion Affect the U.S.?

  • And consider this: in 1998, 1999 and 2000 (increasing each year), the US government "virtuously" ran budget surpluses.

    Marshall Auerback: The G20 Summit: Hijacked by Neo-Liberalism

  • Such a shift has hampered moderns from being able to discern the difference between a power that is legitimate because it is exercised wisely and virtuously, and the illegitimate use of power springing from intellectual and/or moral vice.

    Scripture

  • Such a shift has hampered moderns from being able to discern the difference between a power that is legitimate because it is exercised wisely and virtuously, and the illegitimate use of power springing from intellectual and/or moral vice.

    The Papacy

  • Such a shift has hampered moderns from being able to discern the difference between a power that is legitimate because it is exercised wisely and virtuously, and the illegitimate use of power springing from intellectual and/or moral vice.

    Theology

  • "But it cawn't be done," he said, waxing virtuously indignant at such ingratitude.

    THE PEG

  • "I'd rather have my fingernails pulled out than have my photo in GQ," she added, virtuously.

    Committee's solution to attacks on female politicians: 'just get on with it'

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