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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’I wish the maxim were more generally acted on, in all cases,’ said the grey-headed gentleman.
  • Being answered in the affirmative, he became restless again, and, after some thought, and an unsuccessful inquiry ’whether he couldn’t go another fifty,’ said he supposed he must try and do the most he could for a friend: which was always his maxim, and therefore he undertook the job.

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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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