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maxim
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
a short saying that expresses a general truth or principle
  • Perhaps, then, you would bestow it as a reward on that person who wrote the ablest defence of your favourite maxim, that no one can ever be in love more than once in their life—your opinion on that point is unchanged, I presume?
    Chapter 17 (60% in)
  • She was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims.
    Chapter 50 (76% in)

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