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integrity
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1  —as in:
a person of high integrity
Definition having strong moral principles — especially honesty
  • They agreed to have her judge the contest because everyone admires her integrity.
integrity = having strong moral principles — especially honesty
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The District Attorney created the Justice System Integrity Division to detect, investigate, and prosecute criminal misconduct among those sworn to uphold the law.
  • integrity = moral principles
  • Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
    Oprah Winfrey
  • Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
    Samuel Johnson
  • I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system— that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • integrity = reputation for maintaining strong moral principles
  • "Integrity," she said next. "Jonas has, like all of us, committed minor transgressions."
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • integrity = reputation for maintaining strong moral principles
  • We shall crush you down to the point from which there is no coming back. ... Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • integrity = strong moral principles
  • There's some of ye, I see, more out of malice than integrity, would try him to the utmost,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • integrity = strong moral principles
  • My ambition and integrity were nothing to them
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • integrity = having strong moral principles
  • his integrity stands without blemish
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
integrity = reputation for maintaining strong moral principles

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2  —as in:
system integrity
Definition an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
  • The antivirus software helps to assure system integrity.
integrity = an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The aircraft lost structural integrity.
  • The integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development.
  • The database assures referential integrity.
  • The frost feathers holding me up, it became apparent, were maybe five inches thick and had the structural integrity of stale corn bread.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • integrity = strength (unbroken completeness)
  • It is as though the dark were resolving him out of his integrity, into an unrelated scattering of components
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • integrity = an undivided completeness
  • I have as much interest in the maintenance of .... the integrity of the nation as any other man.... This is the first test of a modern free government in the act of sustaining itself against internal enemys . . .
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • integrity = an undivided or unbroken completeness
  • During the antebellum period many southerners had avoided using the words slaves and slavery, preferring instead servants and southern institutions. Some Confederate soldiers kept up this practice even in private letters, referring to "our own social institutions," "the integrity of all our institutions," "the institutions of the whole South" as the cause for which they fought.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • But this would violate the principle, followed on all sides though never formulated, of cultural integrity. If Oceania were to conquer the areas that used once to be known as France and Germany, it would be necessary either to exterminate the inhabitants, a task of great physical difficulty, or to assimilate a population of about a hundred million people, who, so far as technical development goes, are roughly on the Oceanic level.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • integrity = an undivided completeness (where everyone is the same)
  • Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
    Erich Fromm

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