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being on a high intellectual or moral level

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And for those damages she now appeals to an enlightened, a high-minded, a right-feeling, a conscientious, a dispassionate, a sympathising, a contemplative jury of her civilised countrymen.' With this beautiful peroration, Mr.
But a glance on the great picture of life will show, that the duties of self-denial, and the sacrifice of passion to principle, are seldom thus remunerated; and that the internal consciousness of their high-minded discharge of duty, produces on their own reflections a more adequate recompense, in the form of that peace which the world cannot give or take away.
He stands there, branded as a murderer, because he was too high-minded and too honorable to suspect his wife."
And therefore he must look about him and see who is valiant, who is high-minded, who is wise, who is wealthy; happy man, he is the enemy of them all, and must seek occasion against them whether he will or no, until he has made a purgation of the State.
'I knew that - I knew you were too high-minded and pure in your own nature to continue to regard one so utterly false and polluted with any feelings but those of indignation and scornful abhorrence!'
His last, literally his last chance, after Sir Joseph had diminished the promised dowry by one half, was to adopt the high-minded tone which became his position, and to conceal the truth until he could reveal it to his father-in-law in the privileged character of Natalie's husband.
The sudden kindness--the warm, high-minded, fearless sympathy which met me on such mercifully equal terms, which appealed with such delicate and generous abruptness straight to my heart, my honour, and my courage, overcame me in an instant.
Having executed her mission with infinite relish, this high-minded woman then fainted away on Mr.
Once they have feasted on a sumptuous breakfast and high-minded words, our leaders walk out and do the opposite of what they preach.
Too often in the past the corporation's high-minded policy statements and declarations of equality seemed to count for little amid complaints.
The referendum was not offered for high-minded reasons but as a measure to secure the unity of the Tory party with the elimination of the so called Eurosceptics and thus securing its existence into the future.
It reduces the Turner saga to high-minded iconography surrounded by a gilded frame."
The Prime Minister has faced an outpouring of high-minded criticism for allowing China's President Xi Jinping to use the grandeur of a state visit to the UK and a stay at Buckingham Palace with the Queen as just a bit of a publicity stunt back home.
Arguing that ChurchillAEs imperial preoccupations are central to understanding him as a statesman and strategist, James paints a picture of a Churchill imbued with late-Victorian high-minded altruism, convinced of the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race, and the necessity of making America his partner in BritainAEs global enterprise.