against (one's) principles

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against (one's) principles

In opposition or contrary to one's values or beliefs, such as those of religion, ethics, or ideology. I'm afraid it goes against my principles to vote for a measure that would limit funding for public schools. He told me it's against his principles to drink alcohol.
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However, many lawyers argue that the system is illegal, unconstitutional and against principles of Islam.
We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country--the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions; the flagrant disregard for truth or decency, the reckless provocations.
Omtatah warned against the provisions that lift previous stop orders arguing that it militates against principles of natural justice as its retrogressive.
We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country: the personal attacks, the threats against principles, the reckless provocations.
In a move that goes against principles that have governed the nation's auto industry for over 20 years, China is discussing a plan to allow overseas car manufacturer's to set up wholly owned electric vehicle manufacturing businesses in its free trade zones, Bloomberg has reported.
Peerally states that the current process and waiting period is unfair to workers and against principles of equality dictated by the U.
Responding to Congressman's diatribe, John Kerry said he had raised the issue with former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and incumbent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, telling them that to keep Afridi in jail was not only injustice, but also against principles for which Washington has been making efforts.
One has to bear in mind that it goes against principles of parliamentary democracy where people from grassroots has risen to the highest quarters.
Popova was most critical of the proposal for compulsory voting, saying it goes against principles enshrined in Bulgaria's Constitution.
Yet, there was no consultation made and again a politically motivated transitional constitution 2011 which is now the supreme law of the land with unlimited powers of the President which is against principles of constitutionalism.
The United States was formed in objection to oppressive misrepresentation and our own Civil War was fought against principles of human subjugation.
As part of the COAG reform, Commonwealth legislation was assessed against principles and guidelines endorsed by COAG for the imposition of personal liability.
Abuse of any religion is against principles of tolerance and peace advocated by Gandhi.
Head of foreign delegation Evan Wright said that drone attacks were against principles of human rights and he was attending the rally to register his protest against the drone attacks.
If they have already paid, it can be offset against principles or future interest, or requested to be paid back if there is nothing left to be balanced.