Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Vice; defect.

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Examples

  • [263] Si foret in terris rideret Democritus, seu, &c. A satirical Roman in his time, thought all vice, folly, and madness were all at full sea, [264] Omne in praecipiti vitium stetit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Haec alii rident, sed vereor ne dum nolumus esse creduli, vitium non efugiamus incredulitatis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [6215] Nevisanus, si vitium uxoris corrigi non potest, ferendum est: if it may not be helped, it must be endured.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4697] Apud Asianos, Turcas, Italos, nunquam frequentius hoc quam hodierno die vitium; Diana Romanorum

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ita nunc apud infimos obtinuit hoc vitium, ut nullius fere pretii sit, et ignavus miles qui non in scortatione maxime excellat, et adulterio.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Immanitati autem consentaneum est opponere eam, quae supra humanitatem est, heroicam sive divinam virtutem; and a little after, Nam ut ferae neque vitium neque virtus est, swic neque Dei: sed hic quidem status altius quiddam virtute est, ille aluid quiddam a vitio.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • “Saepe latet vitium proximitate boni,” and therefore whatsoever want a man hath, he must see that he pretend the virtue that shadoweth it; as if he be dull, he must affect gravity; if a coward, mildness; and so the rest.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • {94} Ovid, Ars Amatoria: et lateat vitium proximitate boni.

    Defence of Poesie

  • Or the Satirick, who Omne vafer vitium ridenti tangit amico {81}, who sportingly, never leaveth, till he make a man laugh at follie; and at length ashamed, to laugh at himself; which he cannot avoyde, without avoyding the follie? who while Circum praecordia ludit {82}, giveth us to feele how many headaches a passionate life bringeth us to?

    Defence of Poesie

  • In the original text: Omne vafer vitium ridenti Flaccus amico Tangit, et admissus circum praecordia ludit.

    Defence of Poesie

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