virtuous (adj.) Old form(s): vertuous
showing fine qualities, praiseworthy
2H4 IV.v.77[King Henry IV to Princes] like the bee tolling from every flower / The virtuous sweets [not in Q]
AYL I.iii.79[Duke Frederick to Celia, of Rosalind] thou wilt show more bright and seem more virtuous / When she is gone
AYL II.iii.5[Adam to Orlando] Why are you virtuous?
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