Posted by Victoria S Dennis on August 19, 2011 at 23:30
In Reply to: Paragon of virtue posted by Bill on August 19, 2011 at 13:16:
: Anyone know the origin of the phrase: "... Paragon of virtue"?
Well, given the meaning of the word "paragon" ("A person of outstanding merit; a person who serves as a model of some quality") you can only be a paragon of something morally good. A paragon of courage, of grace, of learning. of modesty, etc, etc. - or just of virtue in general. (VSD)