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natural virtue

Syllabification: nat·u·ral vir·tue

Definition of natural virtue in English:

noun

Any of the traditional chief moral virtues, especially the cardinal virtues.
Example sentences
  • Tolkien depicts the natural virtues as perfected and fulfilled by the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.
  • The good person, the possessor of the natural virtues, is the one who is ‘a safe companion, an easy friend, a gentle master, an agreeable husband, an indulgent father’.
  • Watch and see how God causes your confidence in your own natural virtues and power to wither away.

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