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noble-mindedness

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. elevated ideals or conduct.

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

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Examples

  • “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gloucester, [226] where a Parliament was held in the beginning of December; the records of which enable us to carry on still further the testimony borne to the Prince's character by his contemporaries, and to speak of an act of generosity and noble-mindedness placed beyond the reach of calumny to disparage.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 Memoirs of Henry the Fifth

  • He could not place around him officers more worthy of his confidence for their noble-mindedness and superior talents.

    Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I

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