Examples of integrity in a Sentence
- Many were tempted by a piece of the equity action and compromised their integrity. —Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week, 28 Jan. 2002
- By September, Gorbachev had told his aides that with Eastern Europe and Germany lost, the task was to defend the integrity of the Soviet Union itself. —Condoleezza Rice, Newsweek, 22 Nov. 1999
- But it is stunning to hear self-appointed watchdogs of public integrity shrug their shoulders at "standard" prosecutorial practice … —Wendy Kaminer, New York Times Book Review, 22 Mar. 1998
- … a hundred-and-one-year-old Jewish philanthropist … donated two and a quarter million dollars to the Archdiocese to purchase the property and preserve the integrity of the landmark. —Brendan Gill, New Yorker, 10 June 1991
He's a man of the highest integrity.
I admire her artistic integrity.
She had the integrity to refuse to compromise on matters of principle.
Without music, the film loses its integrity.
They are trying to preserve the cultural integrity of the community.
The earthquake may have damaged the building's structural integrity.
Recent Examples of integrity from the Web
That gave coordinator Jeremy Pruitt the flexibility to not gamble with his secondary and maintain the integrity of the scheme.
The county also has a set of Ellicott City Historic District Design Guidelines, meant to ensure property owners maintain the historic integrity of the area.
Unfazed by radio trends, artists honed in on their individual sound and the integrity of their message, often going beyond traditional album formats in an effort to present works worthy of our listening.
Rainey Bethea put one shoeless foot forward, pushing lightly down, as if to test the integrity of the space.
The university filed objections challenging the integrity of the election, but lost in a regional NLRB ruling in March 2017.
The transparency helps ensure the integrity of the system.
Now suppose someone wanted to attack the integrity of the network by spending the same coins twice.
In his antipathy to congressional tax credits for clean energy, Mr Perry wants the FERC, an agency whose main job is to preserve the integrity of wholesale power markets, to distort them further by also subsidising coal and nuclear power.
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Origin and Etymology of integrity
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscharacter, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness
Antonymsbadness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness
Related Wordshigh-mindedness, honor, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, right-mindedness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness; appropriateness, correctness, decorousness, decorum, etiquette, fitness, propriety, seemliness; ethics, morals
Near Antonymsimpropriety, indecency, indecorum, indiscretion; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion, pervertedness, sinfulness; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; lowness, meanness, viciousness, vileness; corruption
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