virtuous (adj.) Old form(s): vertuous
potent, powerful, efficacious
MND III.ii.367[Oberon to Puck, of a herb] Whose liquor hath this virtuous property, / To take from thence all error with his might
Oth III.iv.107[Cassio to Desdemona, of Othello] by your virtuous means I may again / Exist and be a member of his love
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