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Vi'rtuously. adv. [from virtuous.] In a virtuous manner; according to rules of virtue.

The Gods are my witnesses, I desire to do virtuously. Sidney.

In sum, they taught the world no less virtuously how to die, than they had done before how to live. Hooker.

They that mean virtuously, and yet do so,
The devil their virtue tempts not, they tempt heav'n.

Not from grey hairs authority doth flow,
Nor from bald heads, nor from a wrinkled brow;
But our past life, when virtuously spent,
Must to our age those happy fruits present.

The coffeeman has a little daughter four years old, who has been virtuously educated. Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Denham, John (75) · Hooker, Richard (175) · Shakespeare's Othello (60) · Sidney, Philip (140)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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