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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.

Usage examples (35)
  • It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
  • The precise sense of the maxim is best referred to common sense.
  • The old maxim is a business is worth what someone will pay for it.
  • No one need debate whether this economic maxim is true — of course it is. for more
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