from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A succinct formulation of a fundamental principle, general truth, or rule of conduct. synonym: saying.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A proposition serving as a rule or guide; a summary statement of an established or accepted principle; a pithy expression of a general rule of conduct or action, whether true or false: as, the maxims of religion or of law; the maxims of worldly wisdom or of avarice; ethical maxims.
- noun In logic, the rule of a commonplace; an ultimate major premise.
- noun An axiom.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
- noun (Mus.) The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.
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- noun A self-evident
axiomor premise; a pithyexpression of a general principle or rule.
- noun A
precept; a succinct statementor observationof a ruleof conductor moral teaching.
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- noun English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
- noun a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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This maxim is a wise guide to a great and simple precautio♐n in life: Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking abo🐻ut the power of incentives …
This maxim is a wise guide to a great and simple precaution in life: Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of i🦩ncentives …
 this maxim is as true as ever fell from poetical pen & there has more moꦚrality distilled from the waters of Helicon  than ever was procured from the withered skulls of metaphysicians or Philosophers.
And the old ‘first impressions’ maxim is onꦓe which cuts both ways, unfortunately for all concerned.
This is going to be awesome. anthony gadberry just read about this kid in maxim i think ... interesting story.
Yes, because they completely misunderstood what the beer-before-liquor maxim is about.
And this time, he likely has a better understanding than ever of the oft-quoted Mark Twain maxim: "Be good and you will be lonesome."
Note 47: The product of a progymnasmata exercise, gnome, a maxim, is 🤪an adaptation (abstr🔯action or elaboration) of a preexisting moral statement.
Now, I do agree that a novel should be as long as a novel needs to be, but included within that maxim i🀅s the corollary that a novel should never be longer than it needs to 🤡be.
The flaw in Sagan's maxim is that an extraordinary claim is simply a claim about an extraordinary event and the occurrencඣe of an ex🍬traordinary event does not necessarily entail that it would come with extraordinary evidence.