cardinal virtues


pl n
  1. the most important moral qualities, traditionally justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude

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How to use cardinal virtues in a sentence

  • Some champions of immigration have become broad-minded enough to think small of the cardinal virtues.

    The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
  • Chief of the cardinal virtues is humility, a confession of our own helplessness and submission to God.

  • They see three of the great cardinal virtues of dog or mancourage, endurance, and skillin intense action.

    Spare Hours | John Brown
  • Passive obedience and discipline are the cardinal virtues inculcated by the Hohenzollern.

  • Church and State both have set this propensity down among the great cardinal virtues.

    The Arena | Various