Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being single-minded.
- n. The property of being single-minded.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being single-minded.
- n. characterized by one unified purpose
- single-minded + -ness (Wiktionary)
“But Massinger has little of Ben Jonson's single-mindedness.”
“Granddad went at his task with single-mindedness, discipline, certainty of results, and a conviction that he was divinely blessed.”
“It's a compelling, odd exhibition, remarkable for simultaneously revealing the single-mindedness of Guston's approach and the wide range of sources for his Roman paintings.”
“And yet he chooses to close his essay with this: "Foodies are certainly single-minded, however, and single-mindedness--even in less obviously selfish forms--is always a littleness of soul.”
“Although he often sought the opinions and advice of others, he also sometimes exhibited a calculated single-mindedness, choosing his own counsel over that of the aggregate.”
“As a reader, her demented single-mindedness is highly amusing.”
“In a country that, despite its communist doctrine, retains a Confucian respect for seniority, Kim Jong-un could have expected to give way to his older siblings, but reportedly emerged as his father's favourite after impressing him with his single-mindedness and leadership qualities.”
“It seems his single-mindedness about catching Wo Fat may put his team members at risk.”
“There is no probing of the relentless single-mindedness with which Barrie insinuated himself into the lives of the Llewelyn Davies family, whose five boys inspired the storytelling that led to "Peter Pan"; no mention of Alastair Grahame's decision to die violently at age 19—after years of ill health and paternal coldness—stretched out across a railroad track in front of an oncoming train; no reference to Carroll's penchant for photographing young girls in minimal clothing.”
“It takes a certain not to say pathological single-mindedness to pursue the American Presidency in the current age, and if Mr. Ryan believed he lacked that quality at this time, he's better off at the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees.”
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