moral moral  /ˈmɔ rəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the significance of a story or event
  2. (adj) concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
  3. (adj) psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect

Usage(s):

  1. Our failure as progressives to tap into the moral underpinnings of the nation is not just rhetorical, though.
  2. By turning waterboarding into a make-or-break issue for the Attorney General nominee, the Democrats are using the President's favored weapon of moral clarity against him.
  3. The ban was ordered because of deep moral qualms about scientific tampering with human reproduction.

News

  1. Early Data's Moral, Tech Dilemmas

    It's another case where technology develops faster than a culture's moral framework, CNBC's Steve Liesman says.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Barclays’s Jenkins Says Bankers Must Regain ‘Moral Compass’

    Barclays Plc (BARC) Chief Executive Officer Antony Jenkins said bankers must regain their moral footing and serve society’s long-term interests if the industry is to undo the damage caused by the financial crisis.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Are 'Moral Monday' protests homegrown?

    Organizers of the "Moral Monday" protests are now firing back at critics who say those who take part are from out of state.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville

Quotes

  1. "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice," said Martin Luther King, Jr.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  2. "I want to take full responsibility for the moral failure that led us to this tragic point. Jenny is a great person, and has been a remarkable wife, mother and First Lady," Sanford said at the time.
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: New York Daily News

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