Byron certainly embodied more than even their combined share of vices.
Gambling has never been one of my vices, and the risks taken began to seem increasingly obscene.
The log line seemed to telegraph a saccharine morality play on the dangers of vices and excess.
Yet these essays also testify voluminously to the vices of the political intellectual.
vices as well as pleasures are remembered, and beer, tequila, mezcal, or even cigarettes can be included.
They eradicated none of his vices, and they lent him many of their own.
How intensely interesting it would be to take a census of vices.
There were many controversialists who had both of these vices.
I shall fall into all manner of vices for the sake of excitement.
The vices of great cities were scarce known or practised in the rough towns of the American continent.
"moral fault, wickedness," c.1300, from Old French vice, from Latin vitium "defect, offense, blemish, imperfection," in both physical and moral senses (cf. Italian vezzo "usage, entertainment").
Horace and Aristotle have already spoken to us about the virtues of their forefathers and the vices of their own times, and through the centuries, authors have talked the same way. If all this were true, we would be bears today. [Montesquieu]Vice squad is attested from 1905. Vice anglais "corporal punishment," literally "the English vice," is attested from 1942, from French.
"tool for holding," see vise.
c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from Old French vis, viz "screw," from Latin vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," literally "that which winds," from root of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw" is first recorded c.1500.