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principle
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Catch-22
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  • There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately.
  • As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction.
  • One of these moral principles was that it was never a sin to charge as much as the traffic would bear.
  • It was the face of a man of hardened integrity who could no more consciously violate the moral principles on which his virtue rested than he could transform himself into a despicable toad.
  • ’It’s a matter of principle,’ he explained firmly.
  • Don’t you have any principles?
  • He’s going to give the medical profession a bad name by standing up for principle.
  • You’d have to be a fool to throw it all away just for a moral principle, and you’re not a fool.
  • You’ve got principles.

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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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