1 How much of the practice I have just reduced to precept, I owe to Agnes, I will not repeat here.
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.
3 The precept as well as the practice of the Primitive Church was distinctly against matrimony.
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.
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.
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6 I am simply applying to ordinary life a few of those precepts of observation and deduction which I advocated in that article.
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7 Albeit it was as much against the precepts of his school to wonder, as it was against the doctrines of the Gradgrind College.
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.
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.
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10 She now commenced to practise her husband's precepts.
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.
12 Out of these precepts he was laboriously constructing a harmonious whole, which he desired to present to souls.
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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.