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- n. The characteristic of being high-minded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being high-minded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued
In a telling example of incompetence masquerading as high-mindedness, Donilon led the charge in challenging whether it was possible to work with Hamid Karzai.
All that red, white and blue packaging, all that faux-Copland theme music, all that moderator gravitas - they're just cues to prompt our civic high-mindedness, enabling us to pretend we're doing something more consequential than enjoying an infotainment freakshow.
It was a reaction to "the triumph of nothingness", the modernist architecture which had, by the 1960s, become the official style of the establishment in both capitalist and socialist countries, a dogmatic, high church willing to compromise with business, which reached a new low when Walter Gropius, the high priest of modernist high-mindedness, designed the Playboy Club in London.
But I think Daschle has long proved himself an inept hack good at nothing but projecting an image of high-mindedness.
Indeed, Estrada appears to be almost obsessed with playing out his high-mindedness at the cost of a more broadly and responsibly considered review (of Kagan).
Over the last 235 years we have seen American utopianism and spiritual high-mindedness replaced by a culture of overeating, overspending, and over-wanting.
In addition to the high-mindedness, he also knows searching for ET can be popular, can engage the public if done with the right pizzazz.
I had never been in the presence of such high-mindedness before.
David Brooks, ever flailing to dress up his own loyalties to a sick political movement in the language of "character" and intellectual high-mindedness, has written a truly extraordinary column today -- The Tree of Failure -- to explain the lack of political civility in America today.
Even a kind of literary high-mindedness has developed around this new dialect.