Idioms about principle
- according to personal rules for right conduct; as a matter of moral principle: He refused on principle to agree to the terms of the treaty.
- according to a fixed rule, method, or practice:He drank hot milk every night on principle.
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How to use principle in a sentence
Overall, many of the principles Barr put forward are unobjectionable in general.
Generally speaking, they do this by creating guidelines and principles for developers, funders, and regulators to follow.AI ethics groups are repeating one of society’s classic mistakes|Amy Nordrum|September 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
You write all human languages are unified by a simple principle.Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Kevin Berger|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
This means that, in principle, an algorithm might learn to represent the meaning of words simply from their distributions in a large amount of text.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
Abouheif thinks that what is happening in carpenter ants may illustrate a broader principle involving symbioses and evolution.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.
Nixon said defending the two islands was “a matter of principle.”
If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let the record show that espousing principles is common; acting on principle is rare.
The principle that outsiders should be welcomed and provided for was a cross-cultural theme in ancient cultures.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The grand thing is to have each of your five fingers go "dum, dum," an equal number of times, which is the principle of all three!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He had hitherto lived for universal man:—his days should terminate on a different principle.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The gauge of railways in Great Britain was not fixed upon any scientific principle.
I have erected above 100 steam-engines on this principle, but never met with one accident or complaint against them.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
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Other Idioms and Phrases with principle
see in principle; on principle.