Noun(1) a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits(2) English inventor (born in the United States, 1840-1916
(1) Perhaps, the gist of it all could be summed up in the old maxim that truth is stranger than fiction.(2) the maxim that actions speak louder than words(3) The general maxim is that it is better for ten guilty men to go free than punish an innocent, and so we should oppose this change.(4) This maxim was perhaps most apparent in May when the company announced it was going public.(5) It can also mean a precept, rule, principle, maxim , formula or method.(6) From childhood through adolescence, maxims are drilled into people; they get a manufactured answer for every question.(7) Besides the potential of wisdom attributed to popular maxims there is another sign pointing in the same direction.(8) What we have seen in various states is little more than the confirmation of old maxims about how and why governments grow and what, if anything, can be done to arrest that growth.(9) And the loveable curmudgeon is responsible for most of literature's best quotations, maxims and aphorisms.(10) Some of these examples are maxims , precepts, quips, proverbs and epigrams.(11) It is also true that ├ö├ç├┐white wine with fish and red wine with meat├ö├ç├û is an absurd generalization built on a couple of sound maxims .(12) These were the jet-setting academics of the ancient world, who were praised for their maxims and consulted for their wisdom.(13) They'll assume you're following certain maxims , and because of that platform of understanding, you can be much more meaningful.(14) Therefore, ethical action is equated with following rules, principles, laws, maxims , and codes.(15) In retrospect, my conversations reinforced a few very general maxims .(16) Men of maxims enter into no such education, retaining the patented rules they already have to hand, bought off a common shelf.
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