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precept
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
a rule for behavior — especially a shared moral doctrine
  • Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly — here in an evangelical, charitable establishment — as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
    Chapter 7 (52% in)
  • I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits, and march forward, as she said, "like stalwart soldiers."
    Chapter 7 (12% in)

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