Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having high or noble principles; highly honorable.
- Extravagant in notions of politics.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Possessed of noble or honorable principles.
- adj. having high principles
“So people are a little more willing to be high-principled democrats, even if it might cost them a seat or two.”
“Hurrah for Rupert Murdoch and his high-principled publishing house!”
“Ah, noble Edgar! just, high-principled, and firm!' half pronounced”
“She was a high-principled woman, '' says Fray, who insisted to NEWSWEEK that he had no intention of accepting the offer to buy votes.”
“Another debt, which I pay most willingly, I owe to an unknown correspondent (a lady), 4 who favoured me with the history of the upright and high-principled female, whom, in the Heart of Mid – Lothian, I have termed Jeanie Deans.”
“ It is worth nothing the qualities this historian ascribes to them: they were fearless, high-principled, deeply versed in ancient and modern political thought, astute and pragmatic, unafraid of experiment, and --this is significant--"convinced of man's power to improve his condition through the use of intelligence""---Barbara Tuchman”
“His wisdom had in truth consisted in his capacity to feel that Florence was a nice girl, clever, well-minded, high-principled, and full of spirit — and in falling in love with her as a consequence.”
“Dale, asking herself sundry questions, with an idea of being high-principled as to her duty in that respect.”
“But he is thoughtful and high-principled, and has a method and a purpose in the use which he makes of his money.”
“The setting ranged from rural villages to imperial cities, from the emperor himself to starving peasants, from high-principled Buddhists to unprincipled prefects.”
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