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probity

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Definition complete moral integrity
  • The young King discovered an extreme attachment to his uncle, who was, in the main, a man of moderation and probity.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • VINEY: Oh, we glad to have you back too, probity.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • He hoped by this confession of dishonesty to others to quite convince her of his probity to her.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Unless you doubt my probity?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • "Ah, Probity Probes," signed Travers theatrically, "so crude-but so effective!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • They cast aspersions upon the probity of those who authorized incarnation.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Believe me, it would prove your probity, Monsieur, ....
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Look where your friend Robert Chiltern has got to by probity, hard work, and a sensible marriage with a good woman.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • She undersold him so relentlessly and delivered, with secret groans, such an excellent quality of lumber to prove her probity that he was soon bankrupt.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • CHORUS Respect a man whose probity and troth Are known to all and now confirmed by oath.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • The idea of absolute financial probity as the first law of a gentleman's code was too deeply ingrained in him for sentimental considerations to weaken it.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She earned tiny sums, but worked with as much probity as if she were being paid thousands.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • In the early morning the sun threw my shadow westward as I hurried down the white chasms of lower New York to the Probity Trust.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Two days ago Arkie Philpott had a Probity Probe stuck up his... Well, trust me, this way's easier.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Oh, an exceptional probity!
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Father Madeleine required of the men good will, of the women pure morals, and of all, probity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In a few years his unprincipled wife warped the probity of a lifetime.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • * William Penn was termed Minquon by the Delawares, and, as he never used violence or injustice in his dealings with them, his reputation for probity passed into a proverb.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I had admired his journals inordinately, and had considered Gide's probity and relentless self-dissection to be part of one of the truly triumphant feats of the civilized twentieth-century mind.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Adams believed his strongest attributes were, as he said, "candor, probity, and decision," but these he failed to find in the face that looked back from the finished canvas, and he expressed disappointment.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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