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virtue

 [vir´choo]
in bioethics, a trait of character that disposes a person habitually to excellence of intent and performance with respect to the telos proper to life as a human being or to a specific activity or role in life. Some virtues (such as cleanliness) are important socially rather than morally. (See also morality.) Virtues in medicine include trustworthiness, compassion, phronesis, justice, fortitude, temperance, integrity, and self-effacement.
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These actions are again performed, morally and virtuously, in Ruth.
It will be especially valuable in challenging undergraduate students to live virtuously.
The basic structure of the book involves six steps toward self-forgiveness: (a) Receive God's Forgiveness, (b) Repair Relationships, (3) Rethink Ruminations, (d) Apply the REACH Model to Self-Forgiveness, (e) Rebuild Self-Acceptance, and (f) Resolve to Live Virtuously.
47) However, in making his case he merely redefines civic virtue such that anyone acting in a way that demonstrates a predisposition towards the common good, loosely defined, is acting virtuously.
In general, he does not examine rigorously the goods with which the virtues deal, how we produce, enjoy, or achieve them, and the consequent limits that scarcity and the harshness of acquisition place on dealing with them virtuously.
I do not know how seriously Bond's new director, Sam Mendes, takes these theological themes, but he does seem virtuously committed to continuing the no nonsense regimen begun in Casino Royale.
Tenga, as honourable and virtuous as his stance appeared to be, ended up being a poster child for this ice-cold Machiavellian truism: "A man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
To put the point another way, the book wants a treatment of rhetoric that enables the student to understand the difference between the skilled communicator, who uses the techniques of rhetoric virtuously, to make himself clear to his audience, and the "smooth talker," who uses the techniques of rhetoric viciously, with the aim of short-circuiting the audience's critical capacities.
The concern with corruption suggests that a success would be virtuously managed (or reasonably virtuously managed) railroads.
After bank bailouts, Bernard Madoff-type financial scandals, and a housing bubble that left Americans high and dry, it is as if the collective unconscious is recasting life on yachts and perfectly manicured golf courses as distasteful, and thrifty, often rural simplicity as a virtuously cleansing relief.
Fangs are punishment for people who are so dissolute that they need the darkness to hide their naughtiness, not for those who virtuously arise early to get things done.
I felt, virtuously, that I was doing it all myself, and initially enjoyed the batch-cooking episodes in the kitchen which resulted in rows of dinky blue pots filled with colourful pured vegetables.