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noble-mindedness

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun elevated ideals or conduct.

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

  • noun elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued

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Examples

  • All through his life, Jones struggled to put forth his more virtuous, Addisonian self, his capacity for self-sacrifice and noble-mindedness.

    John Paul Jones

  • All through his life, Jones struggled to put forth his more virtuous, Addisonian self, his capacity for self-sacrifice and noble-mindedness.

    John Paul Jones

  • “But, Mamma, suppose I loved a girl who has no fortune, would you expect me to sacrifice my feelings and my honor for the sake of money?” he asked his mother, not realizing the cruelty of his question and only wishing to show his noble-mindedness.

    War and Peace

  • Enripides probably omitted this fact, in order to place the noble-mindedness of Macaria in a stronger light.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • For us who come of old families it is a very easy matter, because we gladly recognize every sort of noble-mindedness, no matter from what source it may come.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • Humility, self-sacrifice, noble-mindedness, are phrases easily picked up by people for whom their only meaning is in the dictionary, and who know it is the correct thing to admire them.

    Without Prejudice

  • Your last letter exhibits so convincing a character of truth and noble-mindedness that I sincerely rejoice at the prospect of becoming personally and in spirit better acquainted with you.

    Letters

  • "But, Mamma, suppose I loved a girl who has no fortune, would you expect me to sacrifice my feelings and my honor for the sake of money?" he asked his mother, not realizing the cruelty of his question and only wishing to show his noble-mindedness.

    War and Peace

  • Whether he spoke from noble-mindedness or indifference, Merthyr could not guess.

    Vittoria — Complete

  • Whether he spoke from noble-mindedness or indifference, Merthyr could not guess.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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