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Persuasive is the voice of Vice, That spreads the insidious snare.

It seems to be the vice of those who have a long past behind them.

Vice was like hysterics—the more kindness you showed the worse grew the patient!

They are presented as good and evil, as vice and virtue, as villainy and heroism.

As for work, the blacksmith reveled in it, and made it practically his only vice.

Almost always these abandoned children are the offspring of vice.

Then vanity, the vice which promotes so many virtues, asserts itself.

The primal impulse of vice and sin is a short cut to happiness.

The second power of vulgarity is obscenity, and this vice is like the pestilence.

He might, perhaps, be led into all sorts of fashionable dissipation and vice.

WORD ORIGIN

"moral fault, wickedness," c.1300, from Old French vice, from Latin vitium "defect, offense, blemish, imperfection," in both physical and moral senses (cf. Italian vezzo "usage, entertainment").

Vice squad is attested from 1905. Vice anglais "corporal punishment," literally "the English vice," is attested from 1942, from French.

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