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maxim
used in The Magic Mountain

4 uses
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Definition
a short saying that expresses a general truth or principle
  • A fine maxim.
    4.1 - A Necessary Purchase (56% in)
  • Even when Hans Castorp left home to study, he regularly sent his things home to be laundered and mended—for it was his maxim that no one in the empire except residents of Hamburg knew how to iron—and a badly creased cuff on one of his pretty pastel shirts filled him with a terrible unease.
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (30% in)
  • That's a maxim that would be accepted in any court of honor, I can assure you of that, by God.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (71% in)
  • Intellectual abstractions can never be personal, that is the logical conclusion and extension of my maxim.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (71% in)

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