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1‘they were entirely virtuous in their endeavours’
righteous, good, moral, morally correct, ethical, upright, upstanding, high-minded, right-minded, right-thinking, principled, exemplary, clean, law-abiding, lawful, irreproachable, blameless, guiltless, unimpeachable, just, honest, honourable, unbribable, incorruptible, anti-corruption
scrupulous, reputable, decent, respectable, noble, lofty, elevated, worthy, trustworthy, meritorious, praiseworthy, commendable, admirable, laudable
pure, pure as the driven snow, whiter than white, sinless, saintly, saintlike, godly, angelic
informal squeaky clean
2‘his virtuous sister had been threatened with seduction’
virginal, virgin, chaste, maidenly, vestal, celibate, abstinent
pure, pure as the driven snow, sinless, free from sin, flawless, spotless, undefiled, untainted, unsullied, uncorrupted, intact, innocent, demure, modest, decent, seemly, decorous, wholesome
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