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 DickensGet 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 TolstoyGet 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 WildeGet 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 GogolGet 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.
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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.
Hard Times By Charles DickensGet 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 DickensGet 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.
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10 She now commenced to practise her husband's precepts.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick DouglassGet 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 GogolGet 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 HugoGet 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.