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strong-mindedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or quality of being strong-minded, especially as used of women.

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Examples

  • We later-day mortals go in for everything that bespeaks strength and backbone and a certain amount of strong-mindedness.

    The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture

  • Of course, had it not been for my old strong-mindedness (which has nothing to do with obstinacy, and is in no way related to it -- the best term I can think of to express it being "judicious decisiveness"), I should have given up the scheme a score of times in as many days; so regularly did each successive day give birth to a fresh set of rebuffs and disappointments.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • An outstanding teacher, she impressed students by the clarity of her thought, by the breadth of her experience, by her compassion for the underprivileged, by her strong-mindedness, and by her insistence that students could formulate independent judgments only if they combined on-the-spot investigation with their research in the library.

    Emily Greene Balch - Biography

  • She did what you might not expect Jean to do, after all her strong-mindedness and her independence: She made an uncertain movement toward sitting up and facing things calmly, man-fashion; then she leaned and dropped her very independent brown head back upon Lite's shoulder, and behind her handkerchief she cried quietly while Lite held her close.

    Jean of the Lazy A

  • Jean to do, after all her strong-mindedness and her independence: She made an uncertain movement toward sitting up and facing things calmly, man-fashion; then she leaned and dropped her very independent brown head back upon Lite's shoulder, and behind her handkerchief she cried quietly while Lite held her close.

    Jean of the Lazy A

  • I had always regarded crying as an evidence of weakness and when quite a girl determined that no one should ever doubt my strong-mindedness; so, on going to the supper-table, my appearance would be freshened up and my face wreathed with the blandest of smiles.

    A slaveholder's daughter,

  • The surest evidence of strong-mindedness in woman is to fly in the fact of fashion.

    Hints for Lovers

  • He hasn't gone back to his room to sleep, even when I have Jane's strong-mindedness in the house with me.

    The Tinder-Box

  • They suspected strong-mindedness and "reform" -- perhaps even politics and a tendency to advance irregular notions concerning the ballot.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's 1877

  • I used to laugh at these practices, but found them beautiful withal; how much more amiable than strong-mindedness (which has needed only deduction of fine qualities) in regard to such things!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

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