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Sample sentences for the GRE study word maxim

maxim can be used as a noun

1.Therefore this maxim out of love I teac. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.the said philosophers very wisely reducing the good lady's proceedings to matters of maxim and theor. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3."It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.and, in an extended form, we find the maxim propounded by Creon i. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5."It was a maxim of one of my former employers, sir--as I believe I mentioned to you once before--the present Lord Bridgnorth, that there is always a way. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
6.The province of Holland, accordingly, is said to follow this maxim at present. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.The transcendental maxim that "Life per se is precious" is the ruling maxim here. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.I speak the tongue of a race the acme of whose mentality is the maxim time is money. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
9.The maxim is so perfectly self-evident, that it would be absurd to attempt to prove it. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.In societate humana hoc est maxime necessarium ut sit amicitia inter multos.. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
11.This tax, therefore, so far offends against the first of the four maxims above mentioned. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
12.Such taxes are, therefore, directly contrary to the first of the four maxims above mentioned. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
13.--Shatter, shatter, O my brethren, those old tables of the pious Tatter the maxims of the world-maligners-. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
14.By such maxims as these, however, nations have been taught that their interest consisted in beggaring all their neighbours. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
15.The evident justice and utility of the foregoing maxims have recommended them, more or less, to the attention of all nations. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
16.Thus spake Zarathustra to himself while ascending, comforting his heart with harsh maxims for he was sore at heart as he had never been before. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
17.Upon the whole, such taxes, therefore, are perhaps as agreeable to the three first of the four general maxims concerning taxation, as any other. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
18.An offal-barrel and a lumber-garret, Or, at the best, a Punch-and-Judy play, With maxims most pragmatical and hitting, As in the mouths of puppets are befittin. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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