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precept
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition a rule for behavior — especially a shared moral doctrine
  • I did not fail to assure him that I would store these precepts in my mind, though indeed I had no need to do so, for, at the time, they affected me visibly.
    Chapters 10-12 (91% in)
  • How much of the practice I have just reduced to precept, I owe to Agnes, I will not repeat here.
    Chapters 40-42 (58% in)

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