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precept
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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Definition
a rule for behavior — especially a shared moral doctrine
  • I have carried out every moral precept of our age.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (49% in)
  • We put into practice that noble historical precept: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (71% in)
  • It's some sort of fraud, very ancient and very vast-and the key to break it is: to check every premise they teach us, to question every precept, to-"
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (98% in)
  • Instead of the disgrace he had dreaded, there was an air of awed uncertainty in people's manner-uncertainty of their own moral precepts, awe in the presence of two persons who dared to be certain of being right.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (24% in)

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