vice


vice
01. His only [vice] is his great fondness for expensive wines.
02. Of my many [vices], I think smoking will be the most difficult to quit.
03. My husband insists that having a glass of wine every night is a [vice], but I think it's just a harmless habit.
04. The [vice]-squad has broken a major child prostitution ring in this city.
05. The Mafia is heavily involved in the [vice] trade in this city.
06. If drinking the occasional drink is his worst [vice], then I think he's doing pretty well.
07. She was an extremely religious woman who considered any and all activity which was not directly related to the church or Jesus to be a [vice] which had to be overcome.
08. After living a life of [vice], he changed his ways and became very religious.
09. It is so hard to stay honest and true in this world full of [vice] and temptation.
10. Your local police are working hard to clean up [vice] in this fair city of ours.
11. No one is free from [vice], but some people are at least trying to become more virtuous.
12. The [vice] of gambling has destroyed many families in this country.
13. Many of the most common [vices] in our society seem to stem mainly from greed; greed for material wealth, greed for sex or greed for power.
14. I've been able to overcome all my [vices], other than my need for the occasional cold beer.
15. A French proverb suggests that [vice] hides under a cloak of virtue.
16. A Greek proverb notes that great abilities produce great [vices] as well as virtues.
17. Abraham Lincoln once said, "It has been my experience that folks who have no [vices] have very few virtues."
18. Benjamin Franklin once suggested that God will certainly reward virtue, and punish [vice], either here or hereafter.
19. Will Durant once noted that every [vice] was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in time of war.
20. Winston Churchill once suggested that the inherent [vice] of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, and the inherent [vice] of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
21. Winston Churchill once said of a man he disliked, "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the [vices] I admire."
22. Find someone who has a vice they would like to quit.
23. He fitted a [vice] to his workbench.
24. When he shook my hand, his [vice]-like grip hurt my fingers.
25. I glued the two pieces of wood together and then put them in the [vice] to hold them tight until they dried.

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  • vice — S3 [vaıs] n [Sense: 1 3; Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin vitium fault, vice ] 1.) [U] criminal activities that involve sex or drugs ▪ the fight against vice on the streets ▪ The police have smashed a vice ring (=a group of criminals… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vice — S3 [vaıs] n [Sense: 1 3; Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin vitium fault, vice ] 1.) [U] criminal activities that involve sex or drugs ▪ the fight against vice on the streets ▪ The police have smashed a vice ring (=a group of criminals… …   Dictionary of contemporary English