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moral compassAn inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.Rate it:

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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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moral compassA person, belief system, etc. serving as a guide for morally appropriate behavior.Rate it:

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moral high groundA position or point of view which is ethically superior or more reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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moral low groundA position or point of view which is unethical or less reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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moral supportAssistance given to a person or cause, usually without getting directly involved.Rate it:

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teología moralRama de la teología que estudia cuestiones éticasRate it:

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that which doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.Rate it:

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aliquid abhorret a meis moribus (opp. insitum [atque innatum] est animo or in animo alicuius)something is contrary to my moral sense, goes against my principles.Rate it:

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bright lineA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgment.Rate it:

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ce que poulain prend en jeunesse, il le continue en vieillesse“’Tis education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.” [Pope , Moral Essays, i. 149.]Rate it:

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clean as a whistleCompletely innocent; beyond moral reproach.Rate it:

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de virtute praecipere alicuito give moral advice, rules of conduct.Rate it:

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Faustian bargainAn agreement in which a person abandons his or her spiritual values or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits.Rate it:

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folk devilA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during a moral panic.Rate it:

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homo bene (male) moratusa moral (immoral) man.Rate it:

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live and learnAn exhortation to gain knowledge from living experiences. Commonly used after an accident or misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.Rate it:

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mores corrupti or perditimoral corruption (not corruptela morum).Rate it:

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morum praecepta tradere alicuito give moral advice, rules of conduct.Rate it:

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nihil ex pristina virtute remittereto live as scrupulously moral a life as ever.Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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pearl of wisdomA succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept.Rate it:

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philosophia, in qua de bonis rebus et malis, deque hominum vita et moribus disputaturmoral science; ethics.Rate it:

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philosophia, quae est de vita et moribus (Acad. 1. 5. 19)moral science; ethics.Rate it:

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praecepta de moribus or de virtutemoral precepts.Rate it:

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qui paye ses dettes s’enrichitRembourser l'argent emprunté revient à se débarrasser d'un poids moral et permet de commencer à amasser sa fortune personnelle.Rate it:

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right to lifeThe moral or legal entitlement of an unborn child to be born, and not have its birth prevented through an abortion or other medical procedure.Rate it:

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sell one's soulTo abandon one's spiritual values or moral principles for wealth or other benefits.Rate it:

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tam perditis or corruptis moribusamongst such moral depravity.Rate it:

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teología místicaParte de la teología dogmática y moral, que se refiere, según el cristianismo, a la perfección de la vida cristiana en las relaciones más íntimas que tiene la inteligencia humana con Dios.Rate it:

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testigo ocularPersona que ve realizar a otra persona alguna acción sospechosa, en especial posibles crímenes u otros hechos al margen de la legalidad o la moral.Rate it:

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virtutem pristinam retinereto live as scrupulously moral a life as ever.Rate it:

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what doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.Rate it:

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what would Jesus doExpression intended to help a person facing a choice with moral, ethical or religious implications.Rate it:

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white trashA poorly educated white person with low moral and social standards and low social status.Rate it:

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you can't keep a good man downA person who has talent, resolve, or moral strength will eventually succeed despite having been overlooked, injured, or defeated.Rate it:

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