from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Based on, marked by, or manifesting principle: a principled decision; a highly principled person.
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- adj. Based on, having or manifesting principles.
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- adj. based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
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Mr. Clinton said it is important to achieve what he called principled compromise in a time of divided government, without which he said there would be paralysis.
And then you have got what I call the principled objectors.
A certain principled conservative I have a good deal of respect for regards Niebuhr as a prophet.
At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast hours before the summit, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged Republicans to engage in "principled, responsible, bipartisanship."
He had a completely different set of dumb-ass reasons for opposing the Civil Rights Act. You see the same thing in principled pro-Sweat Shop (heh) pundits.
Of course the joker in the deck is the word principled before libertarian, and, as many online commentators have noted, Rand Paul is a bit more inclined to waffle on an interventionist foreign policy than is his father.
The turn has been interpreted as tactical; accusations of political expediency turned on the thought that her earlier concern for the sanctity of human life had not been grounded in principled pacifism.
All of the Axial Age faiths began in principled and visceral recoil from the unprecedented violence of their time.
Age faiths began in principled and visceral reaction against the unprecedented violence of their time.
It realy is only the members of the Lib Dems such as yourself who have the chance to take what they believe is the long term principled option.
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