• WordNet 3.6
    • adv morally with respect to moral principles "morally unjustified"
    • adv morally in a moral manner "he acted morally under the circumstances"
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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."
    • Morally According to moral rules; virtuously. "To live morally ."
    • Morally In a manner calculated to serve as the basis of action; according to the usual course of things and human judgment; according to reason and probability. "It is morally impossible for an hypocrite to keep himself long upon his guard."
    • Morally In a moral or ethical sense; according to the rules of morality. "By good, good morally so called, “bonum honestum” ought chiefly to be understood."
    • Morally In moral qualities; in disposition and character; as, one who physically and morally endures hardships.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • morally From a moral point of view; with reference to the moral law; in a moral or ethical sense; ethically.
    • morally In accordance with moral law; rightly; virtuously; uprightly.
    • morally Virtually; practically; to all intents and purposes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Morally in a moral manner: uprightly: to all intents and purposes, practically
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  • Laurence Sterne
    “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    “There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.”
  • John Dewey
    “The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.”
  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    “Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.”


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.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. moralismos, moris, custom.


In literature:

His greatest qualities were moral, like those of Washington.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
That evils, both physical and moral, have existed long upon earth there can be no doubt.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
The nature of the phenomena is often of the highest moral moment.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
That the emancipated people are perceptibly rising in the scale of civilization, morals, and religion.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Fourthly, to exalt the moral sense, increase the moral power, and invigorate the moral constitution of all who heartily espouse it.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Fourthly, to exalt the moral sense, increase the moral power, and invigorate the moral constitution of all who heartily espouse it.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
At the same time, it must be remembered that when a class has a morality it does not follow that it is an adequate morality.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
And if any one praises his Morality they may comfort themselves by considering that his Face is none of the longest.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Moral activity is its own bountiful reward; for moral progress, which means struggle, is the best thing in the world or out of it.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
A Public Covenant with God continues in its moral obligation until its terms are fulfilled.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
Is Religion To Be Preferred To the Other Moral Virtues?
"On Prayer and The Contemplative Life" by St. Thomas Aquinas
Material advancement has its share in moral and intellectual progress.
"Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Every episode became the symbol for some moral state or some moral principle.
"Three Philosophical Poets" by George Santayana
Yes, I think we shall get in, and then there will be trouble for those others in Santa Marta and the Colonel Morales.
"The Dust of Conflict" by Harold Bindloss
Edwards undertakes to point out the difference between natural and moral necessity.
"An Examination of President Edwards' Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will" by Albert Bledsoe
It has been observed, however, that patients in whom this brain-half is diseased show signs of moral deterioration.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
It is to be noted that a really moral spirit is wanting in them; the moral motives are not appealed to.
"The Moral Instruction of Children" by Felix Adler
Religion and morality do not necessarily go together.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
A moral rule prescribes certain manners of acting to us, just as a rite does, but which are addressed to a different class of objects.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim

In poetry:

The Moral: Wives, we must allow,
Who to their husbands will not bow,
A stern and dreadful lesson learn
When, as you've read, they 're cut in turn.
"How The Helpmate Of Blue-Beard Made Free With A Door" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
His dearest friends are crushed and torn
Asunder, ne'er to meet again.
Fettered and branded, gagged and borne
Where moral death and darkness reign.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
'And to cloak it by marriage I'm not the first,
Though, maybe, morally most accurst
Through your unpeered
And strict uprightness. That's the worst!
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
What mean these stale moralities,
Sir Preacher, from your desk you mumble?
Why rail against the great and wise,
And tire us with your ceaseless grumble?
"Vanitas Vanitatum" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Churches! Churches! hence take heed;
And give the tolerance which ye need.
Your whitest orthodox effulgence
Worth no one ray—from wise indulgence.
"Experimentum Crucis" by John Kenyon
Your "Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon"
Is sweet and melodious in its tune,
And the poetry is moral and sublime,
And in my opinion nothing can be more fine.
"Robert Burns" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

S hould there be a moral component to the immigration debate.
Fifteen years must have passed since the conviction for the crime to be expunged , and "good moral character" must be established and vouched for.
"Yesterday (Thursday), a document arrived from the United States, rejecting the extradition of people who have done a lot of damage to Bolivia," leftist Morales, an outspoken critic of US foreign policy in Latin America, said in a speech.
The front of the classroom is now in focus for Sofia Morales.
Roger Cohen is morally anguished by recent events in Gaza and in Israel.
The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth by Benjamin M Friedman Knopf, 570 pp.
Usually, a trip to a sporting goods store doesn't provoke a moral conundrum.
Clean' Romney, raise the question: How is it that voters loathe Obama, with a personal history of high moral standing and liberal policies, while supporting a conservative with a history of immorality.
I decided for this article I would look at one of the moral and cost tradeoffs we face at the grocery store: whether to buy eggs from caged or cage-free chickens.
And that, according to Lee, is why we also lack a certain moral courage in not recognizing how different the fanatic is.
Look, under normal circumstances books with big flashy morals make me cringe.
There is something satisfying about turning the original story filled with morals and happily-ever-afters into a spoof with hilarious missteps.
Rielle Hunter may not possess a strong moral compass but she sure understands the power of media promotion.
The morally dizzying Operation Filmmaker.
George Gilder , author of the classic Wealth and Poverty, describes the evidence he saw, circa 1979, that pointed to the ultimate failure of socialism and discusses why he feels that capitalism and the free market is a moral good.

In science:

In we show that stability conditions on Db (X ) are determined by their behaviour with respect to spherical ob jects, so morally by their ‘restriction’ to S ∗ .
A note on the Bloch-Beilinson conjecture for K3 surfaces and spherical objects
Helbing D, Szolnoki A, Perc M, and Szab´o G (2010) Evolutionary establishment of moral and double moral standards through spatial interactions.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
The moral of the story is Theorem 1.3 indicates it is not that ABP type results are incompatible with the intrinsic properties of (1.8), but more importantly that the existing machinery is incompatible with (1.8).
Aleksandrov-Bakelman-Pucci Type Estimates For Integro-Differential Equations
The popular separation criterion for chain graphs is moralization .
Standard imsets for undirected and chain graphical models
For a chain graph H and a chain component C ∈ CH , a closure graph for C is defined as the moral graph H(C ) = (HC ∪pa(C ) )mor .
Standard imsets for undirected and chain graphical models
It represents usury in a morally ob jectionable form (taking as a part of its meaning the excessive imposition of a burden on the borrower’s side).
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
This is the moral of so-called arithmetic removal lemmas.
A removal lemma for linear configurations in subsets of the circle
The reader can consult on this point, for example Morales et al. (1997) and Pardo (2006).
On a family of test statistics for discretely observed diffusion processes
Morales et al. (2004) applied modified Rényi’s divergence for testing problems on the family of exponential models.
On a family of test statistics for discretely observed diffusion processes
The above quantity is similar to that used by Morales e al. (1997), where Dφ,n (θ, θ0 ) is replaced by the true φ-divergence.
On a family of test statistics for discretely observed diffusion processes
We imagine that R is the coordinate ring of a space G, one that is morally a group, even when we have not yet chosen F .
Knottedness is in NP, modulo GRH
Levandovskyy, V. and Morales, J., Algorithms for checking rational roots of bfunctions and their applications, arXiv:1003.3785.
An algorithm to compute the differential equations for the logarithm of a polynomial
Nonasymptotic error bounds, i.e., error bounds for a fixed number of particles are comparatively less studied, see Del Moral and Miclo , Theorem 7.4.4 of Del Moral , C´erou, Del Moral and Guyader and the references in these for some results.
Non-asymptotic Error Bounds for Sequential MCMC and Stability of Feynman-Kac Propagators
These results are known in the literature, see, e.g., Del Moral and Miclo (, Section 2).
Non-asymptotic Error Bounds for Sequential MCMC and Stability of Feynman-Kac Propagators
In fact, this bound applies even to infinite dimensional rings! Morally, it says that in the groups of points of algebraic groups there are very few commutators.
Commutator width in Chevalley groups