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precept
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
a rule for behavior — especially a shared moral doctrine
  • He appeared to have bent his malevolence on making him a brute: he was never taught to read or write; never rebuked for any bad habit which did not annoy his keeper; never led a single step towards virtue, or guarded by a single precept against vice.
    Chapter 18 (82% in)
  • Could it be hurtful to send for some one — some minister of any denomination, it does not matter which — to explain it, and show you how very far you have erred from its precepts; and how unfit you will be for its heaven, unless a change takes place before you die?'
    Chapter 34 (64% in)

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