heavenly-minded love

heavenly-minded

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the thoughts and affections placed on, or suitable for, heaven and heavenly objects; devout; godly; pious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the thoughts and affections fixed on heavenly objects.

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Examples

  • These people are not heavenly-minded; they are of the world, worldly, and have not yet got their feet off of it; but they are not hypocrites, look you.

    The Virginians

  • Anthony Wood has said of Owen that “he did very unwillingly lay down his head and die,” but how different was the spectacle of moral sublimity presented to the eyes of those who were actual witnesses of the last days of the magnanimous and heavenly-minded Puritan!

    Life of Dr Owen

  • They must make it their design to be heavenly-minded who will find a relish in these things.

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • Davenport, the chief of these, was 'a heavenly-minded youth, 'whose usefulness was wrecked by fanaticism.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • Even the heavenly-minded John Davenport and Edward Hopkins were not adverse to the custom, and Rev. Ezra Stiles, one time president of Yale college and later a vigorous advocate of emancipation, sent a barrel of rum to Africa to be traded for a

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917

  • The pioneer settlements of the Holston and Watanga, formed by parties of emigrants from neighboring provinces, traveling together through the wilderness, were not, in their constitution, unlike those of New Haven and Hartford; but among them was no godly Hooker, no learned and heavenly-minded Haynes.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • The defence of the heavenly-minded Deacon before {20} his malicious and bloodthirsty enemies must be looked upon as a direct Inspiration of the

    A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)

  • Englishwoman's education, and often begged him to believe that the more she knew of their sweet and heavenly-minded guest the more keenly she realised how dreary for him must have been the pang of parting and how arid the months of separation.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • She wrote in that strain of facile sympathy which seems part of an Englishwoman's education, and often begged him to believe that the more she knew of their sweet and heavenly-minded guest the more keenly she realised how dreary for him must have been the pang of parting and how arid the months of separation.

    The Path of a Star

  • She appeared to me the most heavenly-minded old lady I had ever seen; and I listened, with a species of awe, to the long stories which she loved so dearly to relate about everybody whom she visited.

    A Grandmother's Recollections

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