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a usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

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a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits

English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)

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Having thus provided myself with these maxims, and having placed them in reserve along with the truths of faith, which have ever occupied the first place in my belief, I came to the conclusion that I might with freedom set about ridding myself of what remained of my opinions.
The reasons on which Montesquieu grounds his maxim are a further demonstration of his meaning.
Maryland has adopted the maxim in the most unqualified terms; declaring that the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government ought to be forever separate and distinct from each other.
What I have wished to evince is, that the charge brought against the proposed Constitution, of violating the sacred maxim of free government, is warranted neither by the real meaning annexed to that maxim by its author, nor by the sense in which it has hitherto been understood in America.
He points out, very truly, that the same stimulus, repeated, does not have the same consequences, and he argues that this is contrary to the maxim, "same cause, same effect.
We may believe that this is the case, but if we do, our belief is based upon analogies and general scientific maxims, not upon any foundation of detailed observation.
ClearSky's MAXIM Latin Wireless repertoire, including MAXIM Latin Jokes, MAXIM Wallpapers, MAXIM Wireless Games, MAXIM Ringtones, and MAXIM Drink Recipes, will be designed to spice up the lives of color-screen mobile phone owners in Latin America.
Maxim Shostakovich said his father didn't speak much about the ``Lady Macbeth'' ordeal, but he did occasionally quote lines from the opera when joking with his family and friends.
Irina, 27, and Maxim, 29, met as children studying at the Kiev Ballet School in Ukraine.
With the new Maxim RF chipset, the ADAPTIX SX-series mobile WiMAX terminals will offer carriers a high-performance, cost-effective means of deploying mobile WiMAX," said ADAPTIX Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Byron Young.
When it was over, two of three men in the ring had succumbed to the elements and Maxim - who died last week at 79 - walked away with his most noted victory.
Based in Marietta, The Maxim Group is the only publicly traded franchisor of floor covering products and services in North America.
Maxim Health Systems today announced a new e-mail notification feature on its Web site, www.
Throughout the duration of the tour, Maxim will also conduct a comedian search at local comedy clubs in each of the 20 participating cities.
Maxim now has 19 company- owned retail stores to compliment approximately 400 franchise locations.