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.
Origin of principle
synonym study for principle
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How to use principle in a sentence
By grounding leadership on this subject in principle and an affirmation of fundamental democratic rights, CEOs can ensure that they are leading on this issue, while continuing to be good stewards of their organizations.Why CEOs must take action on democracy and election integrity—and how they can do it|matthewheimer|August 27, 2020|Fortune
Next-generation prototypes will use the same artificial muscle principle with a speedier, more maneuverable design and a different fuel.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam|Carmen Drahl|August 19, 2020|Science News
Josh Silverman arrived at the solution via recursion and telescoping, while Lucas Fagan impressively solved it using the inclusion-exclusion principle.
While efforts to build ethical principles into AI are already underway, they are nascent and in many contexts there are a vast number of potential strategies to choose from.AI Behaving Badly: New Model Could Help AI Make More Ethical Choices|Edd Gent|July 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
That’s the assertion of ARK Invest, which today published a meta-analysis indicating the cost of training is improving at 50 times the pace of Moore’s law, the principle that computer hardware performance doubles every two years.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 6)|Singularity Hub Staff|June 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
In the end, the clarity that comes from moments of horror can help us recommit to deeper principles.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To be a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Cosby Truthers are applying their principles to the wrong cause.
These matters are not mere threats to abstract constitutional principles.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The website, which as of now consists of just a homepage stating general principles, is indivisible.us.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Not only have its fundamental principles been fully vindicated but in most details the working of the measure has been successful.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Chemistry has taught us that nicotine is only one among many principles which are contained in the plant.
But the essential problem of to-day is to know how far we are to depart from its principles.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
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Other Idioms and Phrases with principle
see in principle; on principle.