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    positive and negative virtues

    I think this "virtues" here doesn't mean moral ones, but "benefit" according to a dictionary's definition. But "negative virtue" sounds contradictory, so I think it might mean "characterstics". What do you think?

    71)Some people praise the modern convenience of television, while others frown on its destructive influence. TV has been linked to many positive and negative virtues. But the most recent negative may surprise you....

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    Re: positive and negative virtues

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I think this "virtues" here doesn't mean moral ones, but "benefit" according to a dictionary's definition. But "negative virtue" sounds contradictory, so I think it might mean "characterstics". What do you think?

    71)Some people praise the modern convenience of television, while others frown on its destructive influence. TV has been linked to many positive and negative virtues. But the most recent negative may surprise you....
    For me, "negative virtues" is an oxymoron.

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