toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

principle
used in Gone with the Wind

5 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
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
  • Who goaded you into admitting that you thought men were fools to die for high-sounding principles?
    2.13 (71% in)
  • But, in an Orangeman, when a principle comes up against Scotch tightness, the principle fares ill.
    1.3 (46% in)
  • But, in an Orangeman, when a principle comes up against Scotch tightness, the principle fares ill.
    1.3 (46% in)
  • "If there's one thing in the world that gives me more amusement than anything else," he remarked, "it's the sight of your mental struggles when a matter of principle is laid up against something practical like money.
    4.36 (55% in)
  • Would a woman of Melanie's high principles champion the cause of a guilty woman, especially a woman guilty with her own husband?
    5.55 (67% in)

There are no more uses of "principle" in Gone with the Wind.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®