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principle
used in Picture of Dorian Gray - 13 chapter version

7 uses
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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
  • I like persons better than principles.
    Chapter 1 (65% in)
  • He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • She has not merely art, consummate art-instinct, in her, but she has personality also; and you have often told me that it is personalities, not principles, that move the age.
    Chapter 3 (71% in)
  • The consequence is that he has nothing left for life but his prejudices, his principles, and his common sense.
    Chapter 3 (77% in)
  • He sought to elaborate some new scheme of life that would have its reasoned philosophy and its ordered principles and find in the spiritualizing of the senses its highest realization.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)
  • I do it on principle.
    Chapter 13 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "principle" in Picture of Dorian Gray - 13 chapter version.

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