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single-heartedness

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  • I wish that all Europeans and all Europeanized Americans knew how to value such incorruptible con-nationals, who would, I was sure, carry into the deepest dark of Egypt and over the whole earth undimmed the light of our American single-heartedness.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Virginsky himself was a man of rare single-heartedness, and I have seldom met more honest fervour.

    The Possessed

  • She knew how the single-heartedness of that had absolved her in their eyes; but for what it had plunged her in they would have had less comprehension.

    Secret Bread

  • You don't know the magnificent single-heartedness of that girl, her keen sense of honor, nor the strength of character, of judgment and decision that lies beneath her apparent simplicity.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • A man inevitably paints as he himself is, and shows his nature in his works: Fuller's pictures are founded upon purity of thought, and painted with dignity and single-heartedness, and the grace of his life dwells in them.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1884

  • His single-heartedness and abnegation of self, his tenderness and quick sympathy (virtues tempering his fierce abhorrence of Paganism), his stern reprobation of the evil, and his yearning for the good, in the untutored barbarians among whom he laboured, were gradually revealed in the discourses which they held daily while Jean lay between life and death.

    The Forest of Vazon A Guernsey Legend of the Eighth Century

  • He mustn't talk to me though about woman's constancy and single-heartedness till he's ten years older; let him tell that stuff to

    A Strange Discovery

  • Why, sir, I once loved three women at the same time, and not one of the three was true to me -- yet Bainbridge talks of a woman's constancy, single-heartedness, and such chimerical stuff -- the kind of stuff, that, with youth, takes the place of the recently discarded nursery fiction.

    A Strange Discovery

  • He continued to the last in the enjoyment of all his faculties; his single-heartedness and enthusiasm not a jot abated, and his wonder-working pencil still engaged in tracing, with his wonted felicity and fidelity, those objects which had all his life afforded him such delight, and which have charmed, and must continue to charm, all those who have any relish for the pure and simple beauties of nature.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 381, July 18, 1829

  • Baxter tell us, with delightful single-heartedness, how his wife fell in love with him first, spite of his long, pale face, -- and how she confessed, dear soul, after many years of married life, that she had found him _less_ sour and bitter than she had expected?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

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