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  • “Well, if anything else should happen, he loves a firm-minded girl who can take charge, if you catch my meaning.”

    Haunted Honeymoon

  • ‘I wonder at you, Foxley,’ said his firm-minded acquaintance; ‘how can you render the young man justice unless you know who he is?’


  • Hannah in her firm-minded way had convinced me that I should not take the tapes and notepads with me into the Brinkley house.

    the mission song

  • Yet, though many wooed her, Kriemhild was firm-minded to wed none.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs

  • Vaisampayana continued, "Having said this to his brother, Vrikodara the virtuous, the highly energetic and firm-minded son of Kunti, Yudhishthira versed in the particulars of (the science of) profit, ceased, and began to reflect on that matter."

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • I was much too firm-minded and too reasonable to murmur or complain.

    The Opium Habit

  • "Pray," said Mr. Repton (who had grown-up children of his own and could not help speaking with a touch of sarcasm -- he thought it good for boys in the lunatic stage), "pray," said he, looking quizzically down at the unhappy but firm-minded George as he sat there in his chair, "is there any form of work for which you do feel an aptitude?"

    On Something

  • To a firm-minded cat this alone gave the counter a value difficult to overestimate, and sometimes an obsequious customer fell into raptures over its beauty.

    The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant

  • Though sweet, innocent, and intensely charming, yet there was a reverse side of her character, strong, firm-minded, almost stern in its austerity.

    The Seven Secrets

  • The milk-white oxen dragging the heavy carts turn up their patient heads, with wide-spreading horns and mellow eyes, at the passing train; the sunburnt lout behind them suspends the application of the goad; unwonted acquiescence stirs in the bosom of the firm-minded donkey, and even the matter-of-fact locomotive seems to linger as lovingly as a locomotive may along these plains of

    Italian Journeys


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