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But the way you go about getting it is more about your moral compass than your work ethic. The Sun (2016)He had a strong moral compass. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In Scotland the compass direction temporarily changed by more than five degrees in six minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Football needs to rediscover its moral compass, if not by itself then with some help. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The desire to win medals superseded their collective moral and ethical compass and Olympic values of fair play. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The tunnel problem might seem far-fetched, but the minutiae of motoring demand a moral compass. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For more than 300 generations Istanbul has been home to men and women from all points of the compass. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We use the collapsed fridge as a compass point. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Your introduction to this kind may have come via a toy horseshoe magnet or a magnetic compass. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)They had one plastic compass and a camera between them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She also has a strong moral compass. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The invention of the magnetic compass served as a great aid to navigation. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Compass is one to watch this year. The Sun (2014)He had a strong moral compass and sense of justice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Men on the other hand rely on compass points and have a far better sense of north and south. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They drifted off course and they lost their moral compass so badly it was always going to come to a head. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So pay attention to the points of the compass and spend as much of your holiday as possible skiing the shadows. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And this is my moral compass. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Because the fairways face all points of the compass, wind direction is constantly changing. The Sun (2014)Compass needles point north, not south. Christianity Today (2000)Like the compass needle, it is constantly directed to a single point in infinite space. Secrets of the Soil (1990)What's the moral compass you should use? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Four pavilions stood at the compass points, one in the middle of each of the four walls. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Also being sold are the tiny compass he used during his escape in Italy and a diary he kept during the war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The device includes an electronic compass, direction indicator, route planner and real time clock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The compass needle always points towards Magnetic North. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'compass'
British English: compass /ˈkʌmpəs/ NOUN
A compass is an instrument that you use for finding directions. It has a dial and a magnetic needle that always points to the north.
We had to use a compass to get here.
- American English: compass
- Arabic: بُوصُلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: bússola
- Chinese: 罗盘
- Croatian: busola
- Czech: kompas
- Danish: kompas
- Dutch: kompas
- European Spanish: brújula
- Finnish: kompassi
- French: boussole
- German: Kompass
- Greek: πυξίδα
- Italian: bussola
- Japanese: コンパス
- Korean: 나침반
- Norwegian: kompass
- Polish: kompas
- European Portuguese: bússola
- Romanian: busolă
- Russian: компас
- Spanish: brújula
- Swedish: kompass
- Thai: เข็มทิศ
- Turkish: pusula
- Ukrainian: компас
- Vietnamese: la bàn
Definition of compass from the Collins English Dictionary
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