high-principled love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having high or noble principles; highly honorable.
  • Extravagant in notions of politics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Possessed of noble or honorable principles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having high principles


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  • "So people are a little more willing to be high-principled democrats, even if it might cost them a seat or two."

    Tunisia Vote Stands as Test for the Region

  • Hurrah for Rupert Murdoch and his high-principled publishing house!

    For reals?

  • She was a high-principled woman, '' says Fray, who insisted to NEWSWEEK that he had no intention of accepting the offer to buy votes.

    Bill And Hillary's Long, Hot Summer

  • 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.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • 'Ah, noble Edgar! just, high-principled, and firm!' half pronounced


  • " 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

    "An ambiguously worded political compromise written hundreds and hundreds of years ago."

  • 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.

    The Claverings

  • Dale, asking herself sundry questions, with an idea of being high-principled as to her duty in that respect.

    The Small House at Allington

  • But he is thoughtful and high-principled, and has a method and a purpose in the use which he makes of his money.

    Phineas Finn

  • The setting ranged from rural villages to imperial cities, from the emperor himself to starving peasants, from high-principled Buddhists to unprincipled prefects.

    Outlaws of the Marsh


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