supernatural virtue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n supernatural virtue according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues
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Quotations

  • Simone Weil
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    “Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.”

Usage

In literature:

The supernatural virtues which it communicated to the crown, made it an enchanted thing which no one could resist.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
The supernatural virtue of charity renders us capable of loving God in a worthy and meritorious manner and of loving that which God loves.
"The Excellence of the Rosary" by M. J. Frings
The correspondence of the spiritual man possesses the supernatural virtues of the Resurrection and the Life.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
They readily accepted toys and trinkets, which, supposing them to be brought from heaven, possessed a supernatural virtue in their eyes.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The correspondence of the spiritual man possesses the supernatural virtues of the Resurrection and the Life.
"Eternal Life" by Henry Drummond
Chrysolite, supernatural virtues of, 391.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
When worthy means of obtaining redress are exhausted it requires almost a supernatural virtue not to acquiesce in unworthy means.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
Has virtue, then, nothing of the supernatural?
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Therefore the Son of God was by virtue of this supernatural character above all {344} earthly connections.
"The Syrian Christ" by Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
Could he who had reached the summit of wisdom and virtue have been without supernatural powers?
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker
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