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principle
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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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
  • If I had a thousand sons, the first humane principle I would teach them should be, to forswear thin potations and to addict themselves to sack.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — Another part of the forest (94% in)

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