Idiom: by virtue (of something)
— She got promoted by virtue of her experience, not because of her great looks.
— By virtue of the court ruling, my dad can only visit us when a chaperone is present.
— I got into a great university by virtue of my good grades, high test scores, participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities and volunteer work.
— My family and I received our green cards by virtue of being admitted at refugees to the United States a year ago.
— By virtue of the authority vested in me by the State of Texas, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
— We were trailing the entire game but won by virtue of a mistake made by the other team in the final five seconds of the game.
— We finished the climb to the top of the mountain by virtue of sheer will and determination.
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