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High-mindedness   /haɪ-mˈaɪndɪdnəs/   Listen

Elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued.  Synonyms: idealism, noble-mindedness.

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"High-mindedness" Quotes from Famous Books

... can give me any assistance in obtaining his services, I shall feel very much indebted to you, for I have that confidence in his abilities and high-mindedness which I cannot feel in those of his locum tenens; and I am very anxious to keep things in good train here till the end of the cold weather, when I must go on leave to recruit. I am really in a very difficult position here, not with regard to the King, for he has, I believe, entire confidence ...
— A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II • William Sleeman

... society the old laws and practices were harsh, but not without a certain stamp of high-mindedness. Stealthy adultery was punished with death; open elopement was properly considered virtue in comparison, and compounded for a fine in land. The male adulterer alone seems to have been punished. It is correct manners for a jealous man to hang himself; a jealous woman has a different ...
— In the South Seas • Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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