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maxim
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  • It appears to me that this maxim is applicable to the medical as well as to the nautical profession.
  • "It was a maxim of Captain Swosser’s," said Mrs. Badger, "speaking in his figurative naval manner, that when you make pitch hot, you cannot make it too hot; and that if you only have to swab a plank, you should swab it as if Davy Jones were after you.

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  • The advisor often quotes the maxim that all politics is local.
  • Her actions conflict with the maxim that we don’t negotiate with terrorists.

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