adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.
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How to use integrity in a sentence
The move was intended to give researchers time to examine safety data while maintaining the integrity of the trials, the company said.Some scientists downplay significance of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial halt | Claire Zillman, reporter | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
The Hatch Act and other rules like it aren’t just about obscure regulations or Washington norms — they safeguard the values of election integrity and good governance.The GOP Convention Violated Plenty Of Norms, But Did It Undermine Democratic Values? | Julia Azari | September 1, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Gambling certainly does have the possibility to undermine the integrity of sports.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 20, 2020 | Freakonomics
We believe that many of the lawsuits they have initiated would destroy the integrity of our elections, so we’re fighting back.
One idea that’s been pitched is a so-called “integrity fee” — an incentive to keep the matches clean.
But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.
The Supreme Court justices who decided the integrity case make $244,440 a year (Chief Justice Roberts makes $255,500).
This story is part of an ongoing project by InsideClimate News and the Center for Public integrity.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. | David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Other artisans see purity and integrity in their craft and have no dream of becoming recognized as the author of their own work.
UVA prides itself on holding all students to a high standard of accountability and integrity.
Thus will my beloved country be governed, without detriment to the integrity of Spain.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He possessed a mind of great vigor and enterprise, and was characterized by integrity and amiableness.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Still, Napoleon knew his devotion, his blind obedience to orders, and his absolute integrity.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The courage of Vergniaud was above suspicion, and his integrity above reproach.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Could she obtain a triumphant acquittal, through the force of her own integrity, she would greatly exult.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for integrity
adherence to moral principles; honesty
the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
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