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Sample sentences for the GRE study word axiom

axiom can be used as a noun

1.In chemistry also the axiom fails. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2."It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3."'Seek whom the crime will profit,' says an axiom of jurisprudence.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.It is an axiom of criminal law, and, consequently, you understand its full application.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6."the axiom about the purport of which all moralists are PRACTICALLY agreed neminem laede, immo omnes quantum potes juva--is REALLY the proposition which all moral teachers strive to establish, ... - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
7.This was his axiom "There is but one certainty, my full glass." He sneered at all devotion in all parties, the father as well as the brother, Robespierre junior as well as Loizerolles. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.The spherical form of the earth he takes for granted as an axiom from the first, and he anticipates Newton by pointing out the universality of Gravitation not merely in the earth, but even in the moon. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
9.From this view of things, then, comes the axiom that if you visit to discover the author of any bad action, seek first to discover the person to whom the perpetration of that bad action could be in any way advantageous. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.Mathematical axioms are not axioms of general truth. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
11.All the axioms which had served him as points of support all his life long, had crumbled away in the presence of this man. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
12.The axioms as to the perception of the pyramid of rays are followed by explanations of its origin, and proofs of its universal application --. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
13.Although to Leonardo the two sciences were clearly separate, it is not so as to their names thus we find axioms in Optics under the heading Perspective. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
14._The selection of Leonardo's axioms contained in the Vatican copy attributes these words to the author_ "e il resto si dira nella universale misura del huomo". - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
15.The fundamental axioms as to the angle of sight and the vanishing point are thus presented in a manner which is as complete as it is simple and intelligible_ --. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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