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principle
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 uses
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Definition
a basic rule or belief
The exact meaning of principle can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "our guiding principles" — basic moral beliefs that guide decisions and behavior
  • "electromagnetic principles" — rules describing how the world works
  • "She lacks principles." — lacks moral guidelines
  • "We agree in principle." — about important basic beliefs
  • Not that we'd ever done anything, it was the principle of the thing.
    p. 338.4
principle = basic belief about what is right
  • He was a year older than I, and I avoided him on principle: he enjoyed everything I disapproved of, and disliked my ingenuous diversions.
    p. 103.2
principle = as a general rule
There are no more uses of "principle" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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