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principle
used in The Shack

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 you gotta admit, rules and principles are simpler than relationships.
    14. Verbs and Other Freedoms (27% in)
  • Just don't look for rules and principles; look for relationship—a way of coming to be with us."
    14. Verbs and Other Freedoms (33% in)
  • Humans, on the other hand, have a knack for taking a verb that is alive and full of grace and turning it into a dead noun or principle that reeks of rules: something growing and alive dies.
    14. Verbs and Other Freedoms (72% in)

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