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principle
used in Candide

3 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
  • But according to these principles the Grey Friar ought to have left us enough to carry us through our journey.
    Chapter 10 (20% in)
  • You are too well acquainted with the principles of public law, humanity, and justice not to pardon us.
    Chapter 16 (86% in)
  • What helped to confirm Martin in his detestable principles, to stagger Candide more than ever, and to puzzle Pangloss, was that one day they saw Paquette and Friar Giroflee land at the farm in extreme misery.
    Chapter 30 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "principle" in Candide.

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