code

Part of speech: noun

A system of laws, signals, or rules.

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Usage examples "code":

  1. She evidently felt that she had unguardedly said too much: that she had given me an answer in a case where, according to every established love- law of the female code, I had no right to expect one. - "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
  2. We will hardly obey a physician's orders for our good even when we are really ill- would we in health follow any code of life in order to keep well? - "The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance", Marie Corelli.
  3. In fact, it soon became evident that his code of ethics was deplorable, and Austin could only console himself with the thought that the real Mr Buskin was, no doubt, a most virtuous and respectable person who never gave Mrs Buskin- if there was one- any grounds for jealousy. - "Austin and His Friends", Frederic H. Balfour.