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objet de vertu

/ɒbˈʒeɪ də vɜːˈtuː/
noun (pl) objets de vertu (ɒbˈʒeɪ də vɜːˈtuː)
an object of virtu See virtu
Word Origin
French, coined by the British as a translation of object of virtu but literally meaning only ``object of virtue''
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  • It certainly isn't necessary to know what or molu is, nor to have any other objet de vertu but your wife.

    The Potiphar Papers George William Curtis

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