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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precept

precept can be used as a noun

1.Had first his precept so to move, so shine. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.To guide thy conduct little precept need. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.The precept as well as the practice of the Primitive Church was distinctly against matrimony. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
4.Yet strange soundeth the precept "Die at the right tim. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
5.Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly--here in an evangelical, charitable establishment--as to wear her hair one mass of curls. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.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. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept line upon line, line upon line here a little, and there a littl. - from The King James Bible
8.He appeared to have bent his malevolence on making him a brute he was never taught to read or write never rebuked for any bad habit which did not annoy his keeper never led a single step towards virtue, or guarded by a single precept against vice. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
9.doubt Th' apostle, when he spake of maidenhead, He said, that precept thereof had he none Men may counsel a woman to be one. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.As send precepts to the Leviatha. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
11.And these few precepts in thy memor. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.With precepts that would make invincibl. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.The icy precepts of respect, but followe. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
14.I will bestow some precepts of this virgin. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
15.Your ancient fathers generous precepts gav. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
16.'"When thou impressest, what are precepts wort. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
17.Marry, sir, thus those precepts cannot be served and. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
18.Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. - from The King James Bible

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