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This study hopes to nail down the “hot zones” of consciousness—either the front or back of the brain—and how conscious thoughts or precepts are maintained over time.
WHAT’S THE ORIGIN OF CONSCIOUSNESS? GLOBAL EFFORT PUTS TWO TOP THEORIES TO THE TESTSHELLY FANJUNE 2, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
At this pivotal moment, the core precepts of our democracy are once again at risk.
SEEING A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY IN A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURTGEOFFREY STONEAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He was an autodidact intellectual who came to adhere to the precepts of Marxism as Vladimir Lenin interpreted them.
DID STALIN’S RISE TO POWER FORETELL THE BUTCHERY THAT CAME NEXT?ROBERT SERVICEOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
And explicitly, in the same connection are the various observances included in it presented in precept.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The Ten Commandments are of perpetual obligation on all; and so is every moral precept included in them.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
A leader of men rather than a tactician or strategist, he played on the enthusiasm of his soldiers by example rather than precept.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Both the positive precept and the statutes of the decalogue unfolded what was designed as a covenant claim.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
If he sometimes come across a precept which is perfectly clear and irrefutable, Donald does not scruple to ignore it.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
A clergyman of his acquaintance, continues the writer, had already carried this bit of precept into use.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The Abate Ziak, both by precept and example, taught me to support my sufferings with calmness and resignation.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRECEPT

  • admonition
  • censure
  • chiding
  • deterrent
  • exemplar
  • helpful word
  • message
  • model
  • moral
  • noble action
  • notice
  • precept
  • punishment
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • reproof
  • scolding
  • warning
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