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 Meanings and Examples of PRECEPT
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precept
 n.  rule or principle prescribing particular action or conduct; authorized direction or order
Classic Sentence:
1  How much of the practice I have just reduced to precept, I owe to Agnes, I will not repeat here.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
2  The applicability or non-applicability of the Christian precept to his own case was too difficult a question to be discussed lightly, and this question had long ago been answered by Alexey Alexandrovitch in the negative.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
3  The precept as well as the practice of the Primitive Church was distinctly against matrimony.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
4  And he proceeded to put precept into practice by taking half the shoulder of mutton on to his plate, and then devouring it down to the last morsel of gristle and bone.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
5  If men were entirely good this precept would not hold, but because they are bad, and will not keep faith with you, you too are not bound to observe it with them.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII(*) — CONCERNING THE WAY IN WHICH PRINCES SH...
6  I am simply applying to ordinary life a few of those precepts of observation and deduction which I advocated in that article.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
7  Albeit it was as much against the precepts of his school to wonder, as it was against the doctrines of the Gradgrind College.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
8  On one occasion, indeed, he even went so far as to knock them both down a flight of stairs; but this was carrying out his virtuous precepts to an unusual extent.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  I did not fail to assure him that I would store these precepts in my mind, though indeed I had no need to do so, for, at the time, they affected me visibly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
10  She now commenced to practise her husband's precepts.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
11  These injunctions given, the father embraced his son, and set forth on his return; and though the son never again beheld his parent, the latter's words and precepts sank deep into the little Chichikov's soul.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
12  Out of these precepts he was laboriously constructing a harmonious whole, which he desired to present to souls.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—PRUDENCE COUNSELLED TO WISDOM.
13  Straightway he summons his crews and Acestes first of all, and instructs them of Jove's command and his beloved father's precepts, and what is now his fixed mind and purpose.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
Example Sentence:
1  Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly--here in an evangelical, charitable establishment--as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
2  This precept is the only way I know in the world of being loved without being despised, and feared without being hated.
3  I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits.
4  Example is always more efficacious than precept.
5  It occurs to me that example is always more efficacious than precept.
6  Example is better than precept.