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  • adverb In a high-minded manner.

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

  • adverb in a high-minded manner

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Examples

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • One minute I was high-mindedly snickering at a patient who was acting like a typical reality-TV exhibitionist bonehead, and the next I was agape as Dr. Drew pointed out exactly why that behavior could kill them.

    Josh Wolk's Pop Culture Club talks 'Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew': Silly, then powerful, then back again | EW.com

  • Putting it even more high-mindedly, ought one not to prefer an author like Eliot, who really did give her whole enormous mind to religious and social and colonial questions, over a vain actor-manager type who used pathetic victims as tear-jerking raw material, and who actually detested the real subjects of High Victorian power and hypocrisy when they were luckless enough to dwell overseas?

    The Dark Side of Dickens

  • Davis claimed "high-mindedly" that his campaign had had no choice but to respond to Obama's alleged race-card playing, while Axelrod pushed the campaign's new macro-message that the McCain camp had made a clear strategic choice to take the low road.

    McCain Campaign Keeps Hitting Obama Over "Race Card"

  • As the paper notes, McCain high-mindedly denounced such tactics when he was the target of them in 2000, and again during the GOP primary this year, when he described the robo-slime being directed at him as "scurrilous stuff."

    Big News Orgs Picking Up On Magnitude Of McCain's Robo-Slime Campaign

  • I've been reading this series as its been re-released by Drawn & Quarterly, and feel rather proprietarily fond of the fussy Mrs. Fillyjonk, the always lovesick Mymble, the practical but mean Little My, the outlaw Stinky, and of course Moominpappa (top-hat wearing, high-mindedly silly), Moominmamma (supremely competent but not at all fussy), Moomin himself (a wistful everyman) and Snorkmaiden (his on-and-off girlfriend, moody but loveable).

    Archive 2009-01-09

  • American in his or her right mind wouldn't want a part of this high-mindedly sensual romp?!

    Jann Karam: A Superficial Take on Politically Historical Events as Perceived While Watching CNN and MSNBC

  • In the magazine's mind, "the country" (as opposed to 106,000 voters in the 5th Congressional District of Illinois) high-mindedly sent Emanuel (himself a victim of classic Washington caricature, one which misses a distinctly soft and generous side) to take over for Blago in Congress and Fitzgerald to later "hunt him down."

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: Rahm Emanuel's Likability, the Truth about Yoga, Torture in America, Runners' Diets, and Affleck's Paparazzi Strategy

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