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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The same measures of organizational virtuousness were obtained.
In the real world, the human being is a trapped antinomy in which both toxicity and virtuousness co-exists.
At the same time, for prosocial lenders perhaps all microenterprises demonstrate dimensions of virtuousness as these ventures are operated by "necessity entrepreneurs" who engage in entrepreneurship as a means to survive, provide for their family, and alleviate poverty (Khavul, 2010).
AMPI scales: V = Virtuousness; U = Unlikeliness; G = Guardedness; Sn = Somatization; D = Dysphoria; Hy = Hystericality; Pd = Psychodeviance; Fi = Feminine Interests; Pa = Paranoia; A = Anxiousness; Sc = Schizotypic; Ha = Hypomania; I = Introversion.
Only if the husband strayed from the righteous path was the wife allowed to disobey him; even then, she was expected to be loyal and bring her husband back to virtuousness (Klein 1980: 240).
In the subtypes defined there is a gradation of virtuousness from a higher to a lesser degree.
122; see also, Bell, 2009), and (b) relational spirituality, including attachment experiences with God, can exert a transformative influence on an individual's virtuousness (e.g., Kirkpatrick & Shaver, 1992; Jankowski & Sandage, 2011; McCullough, Bono, & Root, 2005; Merton, 1961; Shults & Sandage, 2006).
These studies analyze legal issues not presidential virtuousness. They subordinate presidential power to a higher constitutional purpose: maintaining republican government.
Excellent, but can this political virtuousness translate into meaningful social and economic comforts for the general masses?
Blight, DS, Cameron, KS & Caza, A 2006, 'The Amplifying and Buffering Effects of Virtuousness in Downsized Organizations,' Journal of Business Ethics 64: 249-269.
At 17, I'd only recently stopped reading the magazine when I got the job, which will horrify today's teenagers who'd sneer at the virtuousness of its photo stories and its sensible advice.
Many professed to make these sacrifices out of principle, but according to Green, "hippie virtuousness" alone could not make the rough life of the street scene totally palatable.