compromise (with) (one's) principles

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compromise (with) (one's) principles

To forsake, ignore, or otherwise go against one's fundamental beliefs or virtues. I never thought he would compromise his principles just to get ahead in business like that. Jane felt really guilty about compromising with her principles when she didn't turn her friends into the police after she saw them stealing.
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A dwindling 18% of Americans believe that leaders should stick to their principles and beliefs on tax increases and spending cuts, while seven in 10 say leaders should compromise their principles and beliefs in order to get an agreement.
That means, among other things, that religious schools whose students receive state scholarship money must either compromise their principles or reject those students.
For men, 62 percent said they would compromise their principles for attraction.
Rather than listening, taking a careful note, and ensuring that the pair in question were ne ver called on to compromise their principles in such a way,Sefton officials chose to take the sledgehammer route instead.
It can result in both doctors and parents being forced to compromise their principles in order to make ends meet.
At the same time, he has watched some public companies, which he won't name, compromise their principles when they negotiate with groups like PETA.
Perhaps more important, in a world in which threats of bioterror are only likely to increase, the tug of war between Bayer and the government over Cipro hints at how even governments that nominally give patent protection a high priority are likely to compromise their principles in the face of a perceived public health threat--at least when that threat faces their own citizens.
Those who accept the status quo, those who compromise their principles and those who dedicate themselves to creating and supporting sustainable alternatives.
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