I warmed the ale and made the toast on the usual infallible principles.
He’s a pleasant wretch, but he wants principle.’
Miss Mills replied, on general principles, that the Cottage of content was better than the Palace of cold splendour, and that where love was, all was.
As I have grown older, I think I have had experience of some other houses doing business on the principle of Spenlow and Jorkins!
He considered it the principle of a gentleman to take things as he found them; and he had no doubt the Prerogative Office would last our time.
Not so much for the sake of principle, I believe, as because she happened not to like him.
But the principle always failed us by some curious fatality, and we never could hit any medium between redness and cinders.
In search of the principle on which joints ought to be roasted, to be roasted enough, and not too much, I myself referred to the Cookery Book, and found it there established as the allowance of a quarter of an hour to every pound, and say a quarter over.
In the taking of legal oaths, for instance, deponents seem to enjoy themselves mightily when they come to several good words in succession, for the expression of one idea; as, that they utterly detest, abominate, and abjure, or so forth; and the old anathemas were made relishing on the same principle.
…which he had been so business-like as between man and man; how Janet, returning into my aunt’s service when she came back to Dover, had finally carried out her renunciation of mankind by entering into wedlock with a thriving tavern-keeper; and how my aunt had finally set her seal on the same great principle, by aiding and abetting the bride, and crowning the marriage-ceremony with her presence; were among our topics — already more or less familiar to me through the letters I had had.
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I accept as a basic principle that all people are precious and should be treated with equal dignity.
One guiding principle is that everyone should be treated fairly.