on principle meaning

  "on principle" in a sentence
1. On grounds of (moral) principle
2. For the sake of obeying or asserting a particular principle of morality or wisdom


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  1. he refused to attend the meeting on principle.
  2. i refuse on principle.
  3. we were rarely willing to take a strike, and so we never stood on principle.
  4. what people wanted was a forthright style of leadership, with more emphasis on principle.
  5. the declaration elaborates on principles first enumerated by the general assembly in 1962.

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