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principle
used in The Screwtape Letters

2 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
  • The congregational principle, on the other hand, makes each church into a kind of club, and finally, if all goes well, into a coterie or faction.
    Chapter 16 (16% in)
  • We are certain (it is a matter of first principles) that each member of the family must in some way be making capital out of the others—but we can't find out how.
    Chapter 22 (58% in)

There are no more uses of "principle" in The Screwtape Letters.

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