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Bitter earth
bitter end
bitter floom
Bitter gourd
BITTER HERBS
bitter hickory
Bitter Lakes
bitter lemon
Bitter oak
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bitter orange tree
bitter pea
bitter pecan
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Bitter principles
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Bitter vetch
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bitter principle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste; not admitting of chemical classification

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

The soul of man is an active principle. --Tillotson. 3. An original faculty or endowment. Nature in your principles hath set [benignity]. --Chaucer. Those active principles whose direct and ultimate object is the communication either of enjoyment or suffering. --Stewart. 4. A fundamental truth; a comprehensive law or doctrine, from which others are derived, or on which others are founded; a general truth; an elementary proposition; a maxim; an axiom; a postulate. Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection. --Heb. vi. 1. A good principle, not rightly understood, may prove as hurtful as a bad. --Milton. 5. A settled rule of action; a governing law of conduct; an opinion or belief which exercises a directing influence on the life and behavior; a rule (usually, a right rule) of conduct consistently directing one's actions; as, a person of no principle. All kinds of dishonesty destroy our pretenses to an honest principle of mind. --Law. 6. (Chem.) Any original inherent constituent which characterizes a substance, or gives it its essential properties, and which can usually be separated by analysis; -- applied especially to drugs, plant extracts, etc. Cathartine is the bitter, purgative principle of senna. --Gregory. Bitter principle, Principle of contradiction, etc. See under Bitter, Contradiction, etc.



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