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principle
used in Of Human Bondage

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
  • To Mr. Goodworthy, a respectable householder with excellent principles, the capital of France was a paradise of the joyously obscene.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (84% in)
  • In his clerical dress there was indeed something in him to suggest the tar-barrel; and though on principle he gave five hundred lines to any boy on whose lips he overheard his nickname, at dinner-parties in the precincts he often made little jokes about it.
    17-18 — Chapters 17-18 (9% in)
  • Oh, my principle is to profit by all the benefits that society provides.
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (97% in)

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