They took a principled stance on Iraq.
He held a principled objection to Stalin or Hitler.
Stage six is the Principled Conscience or the Universal/Ethical Principles stage.
principled opposition to missiles which can destroy the world many times over.
In either case, I scarcely need say, she would be hard put to raise any principled objection to Stalin or Hitler.
By Reinhart Koselleck Volume 43 - Issue 1- February 2004 Is the History of Ideas A principled eclecticism?
He also linked Gandhian principled nonviolence with the pragmatic nonviolent direct action of the syndicalists.
We need policy which is principled, not Populist.
principled nondirectiveness is an attitude, not a set of behaviors.
principled stand against allowing pylons through the park.
All policemen appeared to be tall, highly principled heroes.
Peter is a quiet man, but very principled.
But because you are pragmatic does not mean you are not principled.
My father and his father before him were quiet, but strongly principled people.
I am so principled, in fact, that when I'm called upon to work.. .
Lee is altogether too principled to be involved in this kind of work.
The tribunal has now unanimously backed the principled stance taken by the 120 employees and the CWU.
A key challenge is how to manage this pervasive uncertainty in a principled fashion and, most importantly, in real-time.
venal, less principled operator.
Gordon Brown, meanwhile, will inherit the electoral equivalent of Enron share certificates, out-smarted by a more venal, less principled operator.
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