from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Illiberal; devoid of generosity.


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  • The Harlowes are a narrow-souled and implacable family.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But she thinks I have gone over to the enemy -- so counts my judgment worth nothing more than that of any other narrow-souled body ....

    Susan B. Anthony Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian

  • And it has been in consequence pretty generally believed that Garrick was a miserable, narrow-souled creature, whom the _auri sacra fames_ would lead to any kind of meanness, and who was incapable of a liberal or munificent action.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810

  • "Then you're a narrow-souled weakling -- born to crime!" she burst out in magnificent wrath.

    The Border Legion

  • But there are wives and wives, and however deeply our humanity may sympathise with poor Minna Planer, our love for evolution can only rejoice that she was not permitted to tie her husband down to the narrow-souled ideals of the good-hearted, stupid little housewife she was.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

  • Excited by foolish anger, animated by a sense of insult wholly misplaced and imaginary, she became a very passably pretty person, the immature but hopeful Serena of eighteen looking forth from the eyes of the narrow-souled disappointed Serena of eight - and-forty.

    The Far Horizon

  • His project was at first ridiculed and opposed by "narrow-souled and self-interested people," who were no doubt children of darkness and doers of evil deeds; but was eventually hailed with delight by all honest men, one of whom, gifted with considerable imagination, declared these poor oil-lamps

    Royalty Restored

  • "I never thought to be thrust forth the very day of our poor father's burial, by a shrewish town-bred vixen, and a base narrow-souled --"

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • She dared not rise and pick them down, for such narrow-souled persons as she are always fearful that the truth will be known and their littleness exposed; so she sat in a perfect fever, watching the fluid getting every moment lower, and scarcely heeding the remarks of her guests.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • To provide for others and for our own comfort and independence in old age, is honourable, and greatly to be commended; but to hoard for mere wealth's sake is the characteristic of the narrow-souled and the miserly.

    Self help; with illustrations of conduct and perseverance


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