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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • As he uttered this moral precept, Mr Squeers took a large bite out of the cold beef, and recognised Nicholas.
  • The good lady then, with the preliminary observation that she might be fairly supposed not to have lived in the world so long without knowing its ways, communicated a great many subtle precepts applicable to the state of courtship, and confirmed in their wisdom by her own personal experience.
  • …with abstract calculations of figures, or references to ready-reckoners; his simple rule of interest being all comprised in the one golden sentence, ’two-pence for every half-penny,’ which greatly simplified the accounts, and which, as a familiar precept, more easily acquired and retained in the memory than any known rule of arithmetic, cannot be too strongly recommended to the notice of capitalists, both large and small, and more especially of money-brokers and bill-discounters.

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  • He believed all the Christian precepts.
  • It is difficult to get along because we have different precepts.

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