model of virtue

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It is very pleasant to be loved and admired, very sweet to think we shall be missed and mourned when we die; and Tom was seized with a sudden desire to imitate this boy, who had n't done anything wonderful, yet was so dear to his sister, that she cried for him a whole year after he was dead; so studious and clever, the people called him "a fine fellow"; and so anxious to be good, that he kept on trying, till he was better even than Polly, whom Tom privately considered a model of virtue, as girls go.
Few virtue theorists would accept the VIA-IS as a paradigmatic model of virtue, and most virtue lists differ significantly from both the original VIA-IS model and from McGrath's results.
Where Pakistani politics are hardly the model of virtue and merit, it is critical for the party's revival from its recent setbacks to exhibit solidarity and to do that it needs to take the misgivings of its party members into consideration.
I hope Rivera doesn't wish to hold up his client as a new model of virtue and sacrifice, but I do share his concern that malicious talk about his client has no place at this juncture when her health condition still places her at risk.
On the other hand, we feel Dev isn't quite a role model of virtue and justice.
Cypert (English, Nebraska Wesleyan U.) presents a biography of American writer Armstrong (1905-69), emphasizing such questions as what believed about suspense, how she experienced it, what elements in her written works evoke suspense, how her novels transcend the prototypical suspense genre, and how suspense becomes an opportunity to develop virtue in her characters and a model of virtue for her readers.
In reality, for much of its history, America embraced not a literal isolationist approach, but an approach that offered the United States to the world as a universal trading partner and a model of virtue and liberty.
Burton can only valorize Muslim Mustapha by associating him with Christian virtue--as if there is no model of virtue in Islam.
A hero need not be a pillar of society or a model of virtue, all they need is a heart of gold.
Why, then, would one want to adopt a European, socialized model of virtue? Americans do not let civil servants build stealth bombers, provide health care, or distribute food.
If Huigens's model of virtue theory seeks to exclude moral considerations from determining what constitutes law, Lawrence Solum is committed to finding a place for morality within a distinctively aretaic model of law.
In The Odyssey, Odysseus's wife Penelope is a marginal figure but a model of virtue who fends off for ten years the unwanted attentions of numerous suitors as her husband's return from the Trojan Wars is delayed by endless adventures.

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