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principle
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

9 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
  • He tried his utmost to corrupt the pure principles my grandmother had instilled.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (14% in)
  • I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
    6 — The Jealous Mistress (2% in)
  • Even the slaves despise "a northern man with southern principles;" and that is the class they generally see.
    8 — What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North (68% in)
  • She may have had religious principles inculcated by some pious mother or grandmother, or some good mistress; she may have a lover, whose good opinion and peace of mind are dear to her heart; or the profligate men who have power over her may be exceedingly odious to her.
    9 — Sketches Of Neighboring Slaveholders (83% in)
  • For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood.
    10 — A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl's Life (18% in)
  • There may be sophistry in all this; but the condition of a slave confuses all principles of morality, and, in fact, renders the practice of them impossible.
    10 — A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl's Life (41% in)
  • I was just where she would have me—in the power of a hard, unprincipled master.
    16 — Scenes At The Plantation (81% in)
  • Place your trust in God, and be governed by good principles, and you will not fail to find friends.
    31 — Incidents In Philadelphia (48% in)
  • She was a person of excellent principles and a noble heart.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (13% in)

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