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  • 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.

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