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 Meanings and Examples of MAXIM
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 n.  proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  The frequency of this has had the effect to establish among the slaves the maxim, that a still tongue makes a wise head.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  His maxim was, Behave well or behave ill, it is the duty of a master occasionally to whip a slave, to remind him of his master's authority.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  This last maxim my father seemed to consider a settler in most alleged cases of cruelty.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
4  Villefort's first impression was favorable; but he had been so often warned to mistrust first impulses, that he applied the maxim to the impression, forgetting the difference between the two words.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
5  Although we usually call reward and punishment the two hinges upon which all government turns, yet I could never observe this maxim to be put in practice by any nation except that of Lilliput.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
6  'My poor papa's maxim,' Mrs. Micawber observed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
7  The birds did not understand Snowball's long words, but they accepted his explanation, and all the humbler animals set to work to learn the new maxim by heart.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
8  "But you know the wise maxim your excellency, advising one to expect the worst," said the Austrian general, evidently wishing to have done with jests and to come to business.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III
9  Up to that time, whether from devotedness or from want of power to act against it, this maxim, without being generally adopted, nevertheless passed from theory into practice; but the notes did it injury.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 51 OFFICER
10  It was for this reason that Quintus Curtius declared money to be the sinews of war, a maxim every day cited and acted upon by princes less wise than they should be.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
11  Napoleon ended his speech with a reminder of Boxer's two favourite maxims, "I will work harder" and "Comrade Napoleon is always right"--maxims, he said, which every animal would do well to adopt as his own."
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
12  I was afraid of the bias of those worldly maxims, which she has been too much used to hear.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  There are maxims in this writer," answered Pococurante, "from which a man of the world may reap great benefit, and being written in energetic verse they are more easily impressed upon the memory.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXV
14  She was in unison with Father Gillenormand; while he erected joy into aphorisms and maxims, she exhaled goodness like a perfume.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
15  Madame de Villefort listened with avidity to these appalling maxims and horrible paradoxes, delivered by the count with that ironical simplicity which was peculiar to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
Example Sentence:
1  It appears to me that this maxim is applicable to the medical as well as to the nautical profession.
2  A firm believer in the maxim "Divide and conquer," the evil emperor sought to disrupt the cohesion of the federation of free nations.
3  A good maxim is never out of season.
4  Their primary concern is not the health of the American people it is to maximize the revenue they can generate from the American people.
5  We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil.
6  We need management strategies to maximize the water productivity under drought and deficient water supply conditions.
7  These resources would help you maximize the effectiveness of the internal audit team in your organization.
8  The career center will help you maximize your opportunities.
9  In order to maximize profit the firm would seek to maximize output.
10  We will actively manage your portfolio to maximize the return on your investment.
11  The primary purpose and mandate of the group is to build capacity in the offshore halibut fishery to maximize benefits for Nunavummiut.
12  People who employ pregnant women and children in hazardous occupations do so because such labor is cheaper than the labor of adult men, it's a simple matter of maximizing profits.
13  A rightward shift of curves was observed before maximal contraction size was suppressed.
14  Forty degrees centigrade is the maximal temperature at which this chemical reaction will occur.