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  • s  of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

  • In this case, I mean the high-minded part literally.
  • Philosophes as diverse as Cornel West and Keanu Reeves have testified to the range of the Wachowskis' erudition and their devotion to high-minded subtextual references in their .
  • Cesare Lombroso, a high-minded 19th century Italian physician, is remembered for his series of skull measurements purporting to show that criminals have smaller brains than law .
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  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - Willamette Week

  • Stephen Harper in CBC.ca
    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...
  • Bill Keller in FOXNews
    Keller says: "Saving The New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause."
  • Marco Rubio in FOXNews (blog)
    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 Pressthe next day if they wanted," Rubio added.

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