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virtue  

  ( virtues    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Virtue is thinking and doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong.   (=goodness)     (Antonym: vice)    She could have established her own innocence and virtue easily enough.     
2       n-count   A virtue is a good quality or way of behaving.  
His virtue is patience..., Humility is considered a virtue.     
3       n-count   The virtue of something is an advantage or benefit that it has, especially in comparison with something else.  
There was no virtue in returning to Calvi the way I had come...     
4       prep-phrase   You use by virtue of to explain why something happens or is true.  
FORMAL   The article stuck in my mind by virtue of one detail...     
5    If you make a virtue of something, you pretend that you did it because you chose to, although in fact you did it because you had to.  
make a virtue of      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
The movie makes a virtue out of its economy.     
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exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
id.
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
n.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
n.
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
video gaming
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
exp.
something is easy to do
n.
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
n.
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
he is a very good seller
n.
to release sth that is tied up
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
n.
a senior person who is an Internet user
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
[Tech.]
n.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because they own has been damaged
[US] She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions

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