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  • n. a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations


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  • The first phrase, rejoicing in hope, refers to a mind-set.

    Living on the Edge

  • Americans had begun to abandon the old Wild West mind-set, the attitude that there was always an open frontier.

    The Good Fight

  • Luckily we both had the same mind-set about this decision.

    The Mommy Diet

  • I took off my warm-up jacket with hundreds of pairs of eyes watching my every move and cast my glance downward to get deep into the mind-set of a demure and sensitive bird.

    Welcome to My World

  • In the “stark” mind-set, it is as if our very sense of sight, all those subtle shapes and shades, becomes treacherous and unreliable.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • How the literary/media establishment responded to the respective memoirs of these two political figures revealed far less about the authenticity, honesty, and quality of the tales the authors tell than it did about the collective mind-set of that establishment.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • They just transfer that mind-set to the next “when.”

    The Law of Happiness

  • Then, on my drive home before I cross the bridge to the freeway, I stop the car and just get in my thankful mind-set.

    The Law of Happiness

  • When I got in that mind-set, I regained my energy and my drive.

    The Law of Happiness

  • “But to the Americans with a planning-staff mind-set and a penchant for major and minor intrigue, Ceylon was the palm-fringed haven of the bureaucrat, the isle of panel discussions and deferred decisions.”

    A Covert Affair


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