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Virtuousness

Amelia
faithful wife of William Booth, often in debtors’ prison, saved by her purity from the men who prey upon her. [Br. Lit.: Amelia]
Andrews, Pamela
servant who, despite threats, attempted seduction, and imprisonment by her master, remains chaste till their marriage. [Br. Lit.: Richardson Pamela]
Andromache
thinks only of family; rejects king’s advances. [Fr. Lit.: Andromache]
Apostrophia
epithet of Aphrodite, meaning “rejecter of sinful passion.” [Gk. Myth.: Misc.]
Christian
John Bunyan’s virtuous, well-traveled hero. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Erlynne, Mrs.
gains socially admirable title of “good woman.” [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Galahad, Sir
noblest and purest knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Guyon, Sir
embodiment of virtuous self-control. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Marina
“a piece of virtue.” [Br. Lit.: Pericles]
Nickleby, Kate
pure-minded sister of Nicholas; repulses all advances. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Pamela
sweet maidservant who chastely repels disgraceful advances, marries her aristocratic pursuer, and attempts to reform him. [Br. Lit.: Richardson Pamela]
Susanna
rejects advances of elderly men. [Apocrypha: Susanna]
Thirty-Six Righteous Men
the minimum number of anonymous individuals in each generation believed to have the virtues and humility to which the world owes its continued existence. [Jew. Legend: Encyclopedia Judaica,X, 1367]
Tuesday’s child
full of grace. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
Wilkes, Melanie
virtuous, long-suffering wife of Ashley. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
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SHENZHEN, China, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Wall Street investor Jim Rogers visited the MANOR VIRTUOUS luxury villa complex in Shenzhen, China on June 29.
We must know our character, our abilities, skills, defects, strengths, and all of our being in order to know what to change to be virtuous and what to cultivate in order to shape our character in virtue.
In countries where antisocial punishment is common and where people commonly justify dishonest behavior, virtuous individuals (measured, for example, by how comfortable people are avoiding a fare on public transport or cheating on their taxes) are not as satisfied with life compared to more selfish individuals.
The virtuous person, he writes, "is someone whose character inclines her toward right conduct and who chooses what is the right thing to do in the particular circumstances through the judicious exercise of practical wisdom" (p.
Out of all its neighbors, one can freely say that Macedonia's relations with Albania are most virtuous and there are almost no open is-sues," said Casule.
Virtuous Agent Agent A's [phi]-ing in circumstances c is right iff a fully virtuous agent, acting characteristically, would [phi] in c.
Through this process we could culminate in a commercial society composed by wise and virtuous men.
But virtue isn't usually fun because it goes against our impulse for immediate gratification, so often we will reward ourselves for being virtuous by treating ourselves to a little vice.
He contends that the proper exercise of phronesis lies at the heart of an Aristotelian account of a virtuous individual's objectivity, and that properly functioning emotions play a crucial role in the process through which an agent becomes objective.
Three years later, cousin Sam observed, "While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal Invader.
Virtuous women are seldom accosted by unwelcome sexual propositions or familiarities, obscene talk, or profane language," rivals Proverbs 31:10: "Who can find a virtuous woman?