Ellen has been around the political circles a lot longer than Leymah has, and by virtue of her age has a lot more history.
There are stages in childhood that I prefer over others, and by virtue of being in that stage, your position on the list moves up.
The virtue of generosity that may best capture the biased version is probably magnanimity.
He postulates that CBD, by virtue of its ability to silence ID-1 expression, could be a breakthrough anti-cancer medication.
By doing so, they may make a virtue out of necessity and inevitability while reaffirming the essential importance of marriage.
I suspect it was but another shape of the virtue that went forth to heal.
Let young men hear the praise of virtue from the lips of beauty.
In selfhood, necessary as it is, there is no virtue, and little joy.
I asked him what reward the Helots had for bravery or virtue.
The virtue of heaven is here no other than the virtue of nature.
early 13c., "moral life and conduct, moral excellence," vertu, from Anglo-French and Old French vertu, from Latin virtutem (nominative virtus) "moral strength, manliness, valor, excellence, worth," from vir "man" (see virile).
For my part I honour with the name of virtue the habit of acting in a way troublesome to oneself and useful to others. [Stendhal "de l'Amour," 1822]Phrase by virtue of (early 13c.) preserves alternative Middle English sense of "efficacy." Wyclif Bible has virtue where KJV uses power. The seven cardinal virtues (early 14c.) were divided into the natural (justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude) and the theological (hope, faith, charity). To make a virtue of a necessity (late 14c.) translates Latin facere de necessitate virtutem [Jerome].