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
Are states under attack in terms of their election integrity?
When the hillside began eroding badly, jeopardizing the integrity of the emergency spillway, officials ordered the evacuation of 188,000 downstream residents.
Rather, this election will mostly likely be remembered as the one in which white evangelicals traded away their integrity and influence in a gambit to resurrect their past.
The letter also asked Grimes seven questions seeking her suggestions on how the integrity of federal elections might be enhanced.
My parents have always taught me everything, from hard work to integrity, and have taught me by example.
Proponents, like Metcalfe, argue that colorizing photographs or films adds vibrancy to events that would otherwise seem distant; if research is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy, the images maintain historical integrity.
The EU will protect the integrity of its single market: If the U.K. wants a comprehensive trade agreement, the U.K. parliament will have to swallow European regulatory rules and standards.
The proclamation recognized Davis' work in merging Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, her efforts to grow and innovate Edward Hospital and her courage and integrity for taking a personal stand against corruption.
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Origin and Etymology of integrity
Middle English integrite, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French integrité, from Latin integritat-, integritas, from integr-, integer entire
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of integrity
INTEGRITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of integrity for English Language Learners
: the quality of being honest and fair
: the state of being complete or whole
INTEGRITY Defined for Kids
Definition of integrity for Students
1 : total honesty and sincerity a person of integrity
2 : the condition of being free from damage or defect The building has structural integrity.
Medical Definition of integrity
: an unimpaired condition personality function depends greatly upon the integrity of brain function—Diagnostic & Statistical Manual
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