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heavenly-mindedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being heavenly-minded.

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Examples

  • To be much in provoking others to repentance and heavenly-mindedness may do much to excite them in ourselves.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Some duties of obedience there are which the world neither doth nor can discern in believers; such are their faith, inward holiness, purity of heart, heavenly-mindedness, sincere mortification of indwelling sin; some whose performance ought to be hid from them, as personal prayer and alms,

    A Brief Instruction in the Worship of God

  • Besetting sins, though apparently opposite ones, sad stumbling-blocks in the way of the cross, are unrestrained activity of thought and indolence: the former proceeds from earthly-mindedness; and the latter as a sure consequence from the want of heavenly-mindedness.

    A Brief Memoir with Portions of the Diary, Letters, and Other Remains, of Eliza Southall, Late of Birmingham, England

  • It was observed, that in the greatest hurry of business in the kitchen, he still preserved his recollection and heavenly-mindedness.

    The Practice of the Presence of God

  • Such conceptions do not minister to heavenly-mindedness, or beget lives of ethic beauty.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • Gertrude and others, and the chosen line of foundresses of religious orders -- these too have ruled the borderland, and their influence, direct or indirect, has all been in the same direction, for pacification and not for strife, for high aspiration and heavenly-mindedness, for faith and hope and love and self-devotion, and all those things for want of which the world is sick to death.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

  • Noble friendships with the saints in glory are one of the most effectual means of learning heavenly-mindedness, and friendships formed in childhood will last through a lifetime.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

  • And it was observed that in the greatest hurry of business in the kitchen, he still preserved his recollection and heavenly-mindedness.

    The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life

  • These teachers plead for fun, hilarity, jesting, plays, and games, and such things as worldly minds love and enjoy; but the Bible exhorts to sobriety, heavenly-mindedness, unceasing prayer, and a close and perpetual walk with God.

    Power From On High

  • While some rules approved in civil society and conformable to human policy, so called, are distinguishable from the purity of truth and righteousness, —while many professing the truth are declining from that ardent love and heavenly-mindedness which was amongst the primitive followers of Jesus Christ, it is time for us to attend diligently to the intent of every chastisement, and to consider the most deep and inward design of them.

    VI. 1758, 1759

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