high-minded high-minded

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

Usage(s):

  1. In this case, I mean the high-minded part literally.
  2. Meanwhile, Democrat Barack Obama has staked a claim to the 2008 version of McCain's 2000 theme of running as a high-minded alternative to traditional partisan politics.
  3. A high-minded war turns into a brutal quagmire.

News

  • The Atlantic Monthly Covers PDX Naked Bike Ride in Ink

    The Atlantic Monthly is a high-minded publication that devotes countless column inches to topics such as economics, global security threats, GMO—and naked Portlanders on bikes. Here's the report  from a reluctant first-time participant, Christina Cooke: "After years of giving in to excuses like 'It's raining,' 'I'm too tired,' or 'I don't want my bare breasts roving the city streets,' I decided ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Willamette Week

Quotes

  1. "I believe that when such apology and remorse is sought from an individual member, the generous and high-minded thing to do is to accept that apology," Harper said in response to NDP and Liberal calls for Lukiwski's dismissal as parliamentary...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: CBC.ca

  2. Keller says: "Saving The New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause."
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Bill Keller Source: FOXNews

  3. "It will be the beginning of a high-minded public policy conversation about what the Republican Party should be about in US Senate. We can do Meet the Press" the next day if they wanted," Rubio added.
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: Marco Rubio Source: FOXNews (blog)

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