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  • adj. having one's thoughts directed toward mean or insignificant subjects

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  • adj. Having one's thoughts directed toward mean or insignificant subjects.


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  • In spite of the low-thoughted envy which would undervalue contemporary merit, our own will be a memorable age in intellectual achievements, and we live among such philosophers and poets as surpass beyond comparison any who have appeared since the last national struggle for civil and religious liberty.

    A Defence of Poetry

  • His life, too, is naore complete and self-sufficing, and less sordid and low-thoughted than you might imagine.

    Under the Deodars

  • The fact is that, though little of a mystic, he was from the first entirely of that temper, intellectually descended from Plato, morally from Stoicism and Christianity but more from Stoicism, which cannot be content to be "confined and pestered in this pinfold here," disdains the "low-thoughted cares" of mere bodily and temporal life, and habitually aspires to live the life of the mind and the spirit,


  • In every household there is drudgery; in every household there is sorrow; in every household there is low-thoughted evil.

    Great Fortunes and How They Were Made

  • The soul of the poet aspires from this scene of low-thoughted care, and reposes, in trembling hope, on "the bosom of its Father and its God."

    Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution

  • To those who, "with low-thoughted care," are "unmindful of the crown that Virtue gives," the world becomes little better than a sensual sty.

    Milton's Comus

  • "(in which) men strive," etc. ~low-thoughted care~; narrow-minded anxiety, care about earthly things.

    Milton's Comus

  • "low-thoughted cares," "the light fantastic dance," but in the entire spirit, imagery, and diction of the poem.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century


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