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maxim
used in Oliver Twist

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a short saying that expresses a general truth or principle
  • ...own preservation and safety goes to corroborate and confirm the little code of laws which certain profound and sound-judging philosophers have laid down as the main-springs of all Nature's deeds and actions: the said philosophers very wisely reducing the good lady's proceedings to matters of maxim and theory: and, by a very neat and pretty compliment to her exalted wisdom and understanding, putting entirely out of sight any considerations of heart, or generous impulse and feeling.
    Chapter 12 — In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was.... (76% in)

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