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  • Having scarcely afforded himself an hour, the Admiral, in full uniform, embarked upon little Billy, a gentle-minded pony from the west country, who conducted his own digestion while he consulted that of his rider.

    Springhaven

  • I suppose that such remarks seem very horrid to ladies and other gentle-minded folk, who perhaps never heard the like in their lives, and imagine, when they see the stuff on paper, that it is spoken with scowling brows, through set teeth, and out of a heart of red-hot passion.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861

  • But they were, I believe, especially open-hearted, gentle-minded girls.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, January, 1896

  • He saw with joy how the latter was beginning to gather up the reins which his gentle-minded father had allowed to grow too slack, and he hoped that if God would grant a few years of peace,

    Life of Luther

  • A grown person may smile -- but, no; no gentle-minded man or woman smiles at the dream of a girl.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • As a matter of fact the Cornish are by no means gentle-minded simpletons nor poetic visionaries, though, of course, there may be a few of either class among them; and these nominally Celtic folk have no greater power of imagination than the natives of other English counties nominally Saxon.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • In such circumstances the raw strength of big men comes out, and the spectacle is not always pleasant to the gentle-minded.

    Lloyd George The Man and His Story

  • She had submitted, not because she was weak or gentle-minded but because submission was an effective weapon of her welfare; now, having no further use for it, she ruled instead and was another person.

    Joanna Godden

  • The cartoon is not, of course, intended to reflect personally on the owner of Krupp's works, who is said to be a gentle-minded and blameless lady.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers

  • The man who lived alone in the midst of stately desolateness and held as his chief intimate a high-bred and gentle-minded scholar of ripe years, gave, in doing this, certain evidence which did not tell against him.

    The Shuttle

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