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  ( 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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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"
the decision is yours
It is healthy to laugh
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
something is easy to do
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
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
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.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
video gaming
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
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