Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
He appeared to have bent his malevolence on making him a brute: he was never taught to read or write; never rebuked for any bad habit which did not annoy his keeper; never led a single step towards virtue, or guarded by a single precept against vice.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context