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Noble-mindedness   Listen
noun
noble-mindedness  n.  Elevated ideals or conduct.
Synonyms: high-mindedness, idealism.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... oracle expressly required that one of the descendants of Hercules should be devoted, and that upon this Macaria, his daughter by Deianira, voluntarily offered herself. Her name was afterward given to a fountain. Enripides probably omitted this fact, in order to place the noble-mindedness of Macaria in a stronger light. The curious reader may compare the similar sacrifices of Codrus, (Pausan. vii. 25. Vell. Patere. i. 4,) Menoeceus, (Eur. Phoen. 1009, Statius Theb. x. 751 sqq.,) Chaon (Serv. on Virg. AEn. iii. 335). See also Lomeier de Lustrationibus, Sec. xxii., ...
— The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. • Euripides



Words linked to "Noble-mindedness" :   idealism, magnanimousness, nobility, high-mindedness, noble-minded, nobleness, grandeur



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