Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a noble mind; of high moral or intellectual character; honorable; magnanimous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Possessed of a noble mind; magnanimous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

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Examples

  • Down the dark forests of inmost Africa sailed this modern Sir Galahad, in the name of “the noble-minded men of several nations,” to introduce commerce and civilization.

    DARKWATER

  • It was too noble-minded, too spiritualistic to eliminate the crudity of practical need in any other way than by elevation to the skies.

    The common denominator

  • The key is artful design so that we get people to make green shifts by working with their existing psychology rather than the noble-minded ideals we believe should drive them.

    Stephen H. Dinan: The Next Evolution of Green

  • This crowd doesn't have a noble-minded bone in their body.

    Jackson Williams: "Is Our Children Learning?" Not by Channeling Baby Einstein

  • ASIDE: Speaking of not being noble-minded, how is it that the Democrats held a Chicago debate this week sponsored by organized labor -- and Joe Biden didn't have to defend why he alone on that stage of candidates voted for the shameless 2005 bankruptcy bill that the credit card industry craved and whose water he carried as a Delaware senator?

    Jackson Williams: "Is Our Children Learning?" Not by Channeling Baby Einstein

  • Every single episode of the show or movie consists of noble-minded mannequins standing around on bridges staring at viewscreens and firing phasers.

    Star Trek (Ray’s Review) | Obsessed With Film

  • All noble-minded persons are invited to join it shedding their mistaken notions.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The noble-minded girl had already resumed her composure, and replied with dignity — “I have done nothing,” she said,

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Yet we didn't see any such noble-minded argument by Governor Schwarzenegger and his GOP friends to require corporations to get permission from each shareholder before spending money to influence elections.

    Donnie Fowler: Why Republicans Hate Trial Lawyers & Unions

  • I refuse your munificence; a besant from your worthy hand, or that of your noble-minded lady, were centupled in its value, by the eminence of the persons from whom it came.

    Count Robert of Paris

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