In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(moral excellence)virtud feminineto make a virtue of necessity — hacer de la necesidad virtud
- It is very difficult to discuss ethical or morals questions such as virtue in a moderate or reasonable way.
- The distinction between freedom and voluntariness is explicit in the discussion of moral virtue by Spinoza, Gilson, and Murdoch.
- I don't want to demand either that every story show virtue rewarded, or that every story show vice triumphant in our bad world.
- There is no vice and virtue, no moral framework to locate the individual within the cosmic infinity of the universe.
- But he kept his religious views a secret, and thus spread good works instead of wasting valuable time and energy on a public performance of moral virtue.
- They established personal standards of piety and virtue that no other group of people since then can match.
- And to him a higher standard of virtue would always be applied.
- Imagine someone voting for Feingold and then not living up to a Feingoldesque standard of virtue?
- The primary moral virtue associated with beauty is holiness.
- Well, read on and decide for yourselves just what standards of journalistic virtue these folks aspire to.
- He notes that vice is punished and virtue rewarded in most of the director's many babelicious films.
- In the Confucian view, the elder brother is meant to enable his younger brothers and sisters to cultivate their virtue by providing a moral example for them.
- It forces heroes and heroines to act out of character and rewards vice with virtue.
- For Kant, divine goodness is known as a postulate of pure practical reason: God must be there to reward virtue and punish evil.
- The human expression of this perfection is virtue, moral and intellectual.
- Some hold that what makes any person fundamentally deserving of good or bad fortune is her level of virtue or moral merit.
- In effect you're still rewarding vice, and punishing virtue.
- An older sister, Sophie, had died aged six months but throughout Aldiss's childhood she was held up as a paragon of childlike virtue, a moralistic ghost hovering over him.
- The man was one of great virtue, and his morals were admired by everyone.
- It is by goodness and piety that man reaches perfect happiness: virtue is its own reward.
2(advantage)ventaja femininethere's no virtue in speed at the expense of accuracy — no tiene mérito trabajar rápido si se cometen errores
- We also welcome Libby Purves to the pages of the magazine. Her first column extols the virtues of joining in - be it World Cup fervour or Jubilee joy.
- However when asked to elaborate what the real issues were, he declined to comment, and instead extolled the virtues of his new buffalo.
- He began his programme by extolling the virtues of Swindon, and then moved on to a self-written humorous cry about the misuse of the English language.
- He was extolling the virtues of going to the gym every day, and how I ought do it, and he was so happy he was going to live to be 106.
- In poetic words of dazzling imagery, the bards extolled the tribal virtues of honour, courage, generosity, fidelity and revenge.
- It may seem wrong to extol the virtues of the English but with such a large Lions touring party, it is always likely to be skewed towards the biggest nation with strength in depth.
- Mr Derbyshire refers to Bolton street lights being powered by Welsh wind farms, and thereby extols their virtues.
- For many years now my bargain-hungry brethren have been extolling the virtues of car boot sales.
- But how many commentaries have you read that actually knowledgeably extol the virtues of this ancient culture?
- I am sick of the amassed forces of TV punditry extolling the virtues of the Brazilian style of football.
- The survey has been conducted in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph, which has been in the town taking pictures to extol Skipton's virtues.
- Both Sashinka and a friend at work have recently extolled the virtues of a wheat- and dairy-free diet in terms of improved energy levels and weight loss.
- The priest was summoned to give Paddy a dressing down about some mischief he had been getting into and to extol the virtues and benefits of living a good life.
- That sparked the Herald writer to extol the virtues of the car.
- On my first day of work, he extolled the virtues of the café, and interrogated me about my lunch when I returned.
- As I said then, it is a virtue of a court system that the court constantly checks its will against a proper view of its limits.
- She is familiar on these shores as a daytime television regular where she extols the virtues of expat life under the Mediterranean sun to more than a million viewers a day.
- Ibu Nurul, 25, the mother of a five-year-old boy, extols the virtues of the IUD.
- Great thinkers throughout history have extolled the virtues of doubt.
- How could a man who so clearly extolled the virtues and simplicity of the continental structure in its early days seem so utterly clueless about it?
3.2as preposition by / in virtue of — en virtud de
4(chastity, fidelity)virtud femininea woman of easy virtue — una mujer de vida airada formal
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