01. A professional code of [ethics] prevents a teacher from discussing the performance of a colleague with a student.
02. The doctor said that his interpretation of medical [ethics] prevented him from performing an abortion.
03. He has absolutely no [ethics] whatsoever, and will do whatever is necessary to get ahead.
04. We often discuss [ethical] issues such as abortion and cloning in my ESL class.
05. I took an interesting course in [ethics], where we discussed all kinds of moral issues which are currently in the news.
06. His work [ethic] is incredible - the guy never stops!
07. If you don't want an abortion, that's fine, but I don't appreciate you trying to decide what is or isn't [ethical] for me.
08. It is completely [unethical] to pass a student simply because she is your friend.
09. He has consistently behaved [ethically] in all his business dealings, and that's why his clients have so much trust in him.
10. Many people consider it [unethical] for the government to promote gambling, given the serious social costs of addiction to the activity.
11. Both Christianity and Judaism were founded on written texts, and taught a code of [ethics].
12. Hospitality is an important part of the Nigerian code of [ethics].
13. I understand your hesitance at hiring someone with little experience, but I assure you that my education and work [ethic] will more than make up for it.
14. Confucius developed his [ethical] and social philosophy in China between 551 and 479 B.C.
15. Manly Hall once suggested that a man without [ethics] is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
16. Wayne Dyer once advised, "Live one day at a time emphasizing [ethics] rather than rules."
17. Earl Warren once stated that the man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the [ethical] paths in the maze of possible behavior.
18. Omar Bradley once observed that the world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and [ethical] infants.
19. Massad Ayoob once noted, "You're born with intelligence, but not with [ethics]."
20. Psychologists have a responsibility to respect the rights and dignity of their subjects, and to ensure that research participants are treated [ethically].
21. The study of animals has produced many important insights in psychology, but the use of animal testing raises serious [ethical] questions.

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