used in To Kill a Mockingbird
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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.
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.
principle = as a general rule
There are no more uses of "principle" in To Kill a Mockingbird.