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  • n  an inclination to tolerate or overlook opposing or shocking opinions or behavior

  • For all of the country's cheery broad-mindedness, many white Australians seem to have a blind spot about their black compatriots.
  • We are broad-minded about our own broad-mindedness, but not about our neighbors'.
  • Anyone who doubts the flexibility, not to say the stupefying broad-mindedness of bureaucracy, should consult the Internal Revenue Service's official taxpayers' guide.
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  • Hu Jintao in Globe and Mail
    Mr. Hu praised the older man for handing him the chairmanship of the Central Military Commission, thus showing his "noble character, sterling integrity and broad-mindedness."
  • Lakhdar Brahimi in Washington Post
    We were able to appreciate the depth of his knowledge, his broad-mindedness, his political vision, his humanity and his profound belief in the ability of the citizens of Iraq to overcome this difficult phase in the life of their nation,...
  • Franz Kafka in Ha'aretz
    I had the privilege of working with Mr Anton Rupert on the peace parks and was impressed by his broad-mindedness. He was certainly ahead of his times. He loved South Africa and was deeply committed to the empowerment of its people. We will... Cyril Ramaphosa http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Ramaphosa&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG-_IRReLGthL2uKOA3dsERujk60Q Mail & Guardian Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx%3Farticleid%3D261772%26area%3D/breaking_news/breaking_news__national/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFdIFLVns66uDBfNKOHGda8vLgQVQ Jan 19, 2006 12886 17538 broad-shouldered A month later Kafka wrote his sister Ottla of his new friend: He is young, big, broad-shouldered, strong, sturdy, unusually smart, real, unselfish and noble."

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