• WordNet 3.6
    • v moralize improve the morals of
    • v moralize speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements "This man always sermonizes"
    • v moralize interpret the moral meaning of "moralize a story"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The way that prostitutes got the nickname "Hooker" was because of a general of the Civil War. General Hooker would keep a number of prostitutes to follow has army and keep his men's moral up. The prostitutes were referred to as "Hookers brigade."
    • Moralize To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from. "This fable is moralized in a common proverb.""Did he not moralize this spectacle?"
    • Moralize To furnish with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to lend a moral to. "While chastening thoughts of sweetest use, bestowed
      By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road."
    • Moralize To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse. "Good and bad stars moralize not our actions."
    • Moralize to lecture to a person in a manner asserting moral principles.
    • Moralize To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.
    • Moralize To render moral; to correct the morals of. "It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • moralize To apply to a moral purpose, or to explain in a moral sense; draw a moral from; found moral reflections on.
    • moralize To supply with a moral or practical lesson; furnish with edifying examples.
    • moralize To exemplify the moral of: as, to moralize a fable.
    • moralize To render moral; give a moral character to.
    • moralize To affect strongly the moral or religious sense of; bring into a state of intense moral or religious feeling.
    • moralize To make moral reflections; draw practical lessons from the facts of life.
    • moralize To have an influence, especially a beneficial influence, on morals.
    • moralize Also spelled moralise.
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  • Remy De Gourmont
    “Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.”
  • Albert Sidney Johnston
    Albert Sidney Johnston
    “Morale is faith in the man at the top.”
  • Ernst Fischer
    Ernst Fischer
    “To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.”
  • William James
    “The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers.”
  • Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    “While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    “I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.”


Moral fibre - Moral fibre is the inner strength to do what you believe to be right in difficult situations Example: He lacked the moral fibre to be leader (In American English the correct spelling is 'fiber'.)
Moral high ground - If people have/take/claim/seize, etc, the moral high ground, they claim that their arguments, beliefs, etc, are morally superior to those being put forward by other people.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. moraliser,


In literature:

Applied to God, it shows him to have a nature essentially moral, and a true moral character.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Can such a thing be the ancestor of a thinking, moral, religious person, like man?
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
It is the basis and force of all morality, but is not morality itself.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
But I am moralizing.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Moral evil is not so intently scrutinised or so fully displayed in them.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
To proceed then, all moral systems must, as we have just seen, postulate some end of action, an end to which morality is the only road.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
A clear view of the need for moral training, a belief that is possible, will surely lead to serious attempts to learn the art of moral training.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
Is not mankind the continual victim of physical and moral evils?
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
The next impression we receive is the enormous moral danger to which these men are exposed in this far-away foreign land.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
For a fuller discussion of this point we must wait till we come to the discussion of habit and moral training.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
What made slavery no scourge, but a great religious moral blessing?
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Pagan morality is different from Christian morality.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
Sometimes a kind of moral aphorism is attempted, with more or less success.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
The tariff does not seek to prevent a moral evil; foreign trade is morally as good as other trade.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
In the second place, every case where moral action is required becomes of equal moral importance and urgency with every other.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
I may add, by way of explanation, that knowledge is the only moral power.
"Church Reform" by Richard Carlile
The other is that which relieves moral anguish, morally.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
And now that I am the great Morales, I am as much a slave to my fame as any of my peones is the slave to me.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
But as he was then, so was he now, a moral coward, buffeted by irreconcilable ambitions.
"The Life of Mazzini" by Bolton King

In poetry:

Now go your ways;—­I need not tell
The moral of my rhyme;
But, youths and maidens, ponder well
This tale of olden time!
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Contentment is found in the gutter;
Prosperity’s robbing the poor;
Base envy and hatred are thriving;
Morality’s voted a bore.
"The Misanthrope's Reverie" by Joseph Warren Watson
With that love for Truth and Justice,
Future annals shall declare
Highest proof of moral greatness;--
Nobly live and bravely dare.
"Lines To D. G. T., Of Sherwood" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Then beg a blessing from thy God
On all that in the arts delight,
That they may scatter all abroad
True faith, morality, and light.
"Advice, Before Prayer" by Rees Prichard
And The Moral is easily said:
Like our hero, you're certain to find,
When such a cap goes on a head,
Retribution will follow behind!
"How Much Fortunatus Could Do With A Cap" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
And THE MORAL: It isn't much use,
As the woodcutter found to be true,
To lay for an innocent goose
Just because she is laying for you.
"The Unusual Goose And The Imbecilic Woodcutter" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

From payroll to pensions, manual and honor-based attendance processes have high cost and morale impact.
Angels DH Kendrys Morales out because of Achilles' tendon injury.
A detour along the moral path.
I will tell you the moral of the story before we even get to the end: What you name your kid has consequences.
As the 2008 presidential election cycle heats up, the political and moral rhetoric about abortion is reaching the boiling point.
The moral transformation of the dog.
Born in 1860, the famed female sharpshooter skillfully cultivated an image of a daredevil performer with proper Victorian morals.
A splendid mini-morality tale from Nicole Holofcener and her muse, Catherine Keener.
A federal prosecutor told an Orlando jury that Luis "Tito" Morales, a self-proclaimed " Apostle " who runs his church out of a.
Otisfield cell tower appellant calls for 'moral' decision.
An Historical Study of United States Religious Responses to the Vietnam War A Matter of National Morality By Rick L Nutt Edwin Mellen Press 612p $49.95.
Over the past few weeks, there have been emerging signs that the Bush administration is trying to shirk its moral duty—yes, moral duty—to intervene in Darfur and stop the ongoing genocide there.
Moral high ground more important than wins for U-M. You will be redirected to the page you want to view in.
Bain Attacks Have Cost Obama the Moral High Ground .
How Four of Rush Limbaugh's Critics Lost the Moral High Ground .

In science:

See Section 4 of (Del Moral et al 2006), where the evidence is estimated for a mixture model using SMC and AIS.
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Kohno who provided helpful comments and suggestions. I would also like to express my gratitude to my family for their moral support and warm encouragements.
Heegaard Floer homology, L-spaces and smoothing order on links II
In the next stage of the L-test, the parents of all colliders in the ancestral graph are moralized and the directions removed.
Confounding Equivalence in Causal Inference
The result will be an undirected graph including all the colliders in the separators Zi and their moralized parents and their ancestors.
Confounding Equivalence in Causal Inference
We will use the “moralized graph” test of Lauritzen et al. (1990) to test for d-separation (“Ltest,” for short).
Confounding Equivalence in Causal Inference
But, morally speaking, The reason for the in finite dimensionalit y of H 1 (Spec Z, OT ) should not lie in the different behaviour of injective objects, but in the fact that Z is not finitely generated over F1 as a monoid.
Blueprints - towards absolute arithmetic?
We note that the invariants σ and τ are independent of the choice of a regular system of parameters or an LGS.) The moral here is that the more ei ’s we have at the lower level, the smal ler the value of the invariant σ is and hence we consider the better the LGS H is.
Resolution of singularities of an idealistic filtration in dimension 3 after Benito-Villamayor
As mentioned earlier, morally, one can think of a potential w as “compactifying” the field theory.
Curved String Topology and Tangential Fukaya Categories II
Since equivalent (2-)categories are considered to be ‘the same’, the moral of Theorem 9.2 is that our orbifolds are essentially the same ob jects as those considered by other recent authors.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
One moral of Theorem 16.1 is that essentially every geometric structure on moduli spaces which is used to define enumerative invariants, either in differential geometry, or in algebraic geometry over C, has a truncation functor to d-manifolds or d-orbifolds.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
Iria da Cunha, Silvia Fernández, Patricia Velázquez-Morales, Jorge Vivaldi, Eric SanJuan, and Juan Manuel Torres-Moreno. A new hybrid summarizer based on vector space model, statistical physics and linguistics.
Artex is AnotheR TEXt summarizer
MIT Press, Cambridge, 1999. Alejandro Molina, Iria da Cunha, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, and Patricia Velazquez-Morales.
Sentence Compression in Spanish driven by Discourse Segmentation and Language Models
Whether or not these lessons have taught us any morals must be left to CKM2014.
What We've Learned from Heavy Flavour Experiments Since CKM2010
Note that only the last two of the nine morals in this list depended on the form of the Hamiltonian constraint, and hence on the conjecture that general relativity is the correct microscopic description of gravitation.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
The Ray-Singer torsion in twisted N=1 SUSY theories has been first considered in . 3 Morally the Ray-Singer torsion is a holomorphic function of ψ , but as found in cases studied in one expects holomorphic anomalies for this quantity.
F-theory, Geometric Engineering and N=1 Dualities