DOCTRINE OF UTILITY
\dˈɒktɹɪn ɒv juːtˈɪlɪti], \dˈɒktɹɪn ɒv juːtˈɪlɪti], \d_ˈɒ_k_t_ɹ_ɪ_n ɒ_v j_uː_t_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t_i]\
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That of Hume, in his Inquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, 1751 ; the foundation of his moral system ; viz. that is virtuous which is useful or agreeable to the person himself or to others ; usefulness being only a tendency to a certain end, and that end the happiness both of ourselves and of others, with whom we have necessarily a fellow-feeling ; and all this, looking no further than this present life.
By Henry Percy Smith
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- See cut. series of stitches each separately tied. A s. formed by single stitches inserted separately, needle being usually passed through one lip from without inward, and the other within outward.