- n elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued
- But given the energy mess we're in, I can now gild my personal preference with a patina of high-mindedness: air-conditioning is bad for the planet, and for national security, and .
- These two humanitarians were engaged not only in worshipping each other's high-mindedness but also in destroying another woman's home, hobbling her children emotionally and setting .
- But, given the Byzantine nature of Lebanese politics, there may have been more going on than high-mindedness.
- Mohammad Khatami in The Australian
On March 9, 1999, during his first visit to Europe, Khatami told the Italian parliament: "Tolerance and exchange of views are the fruits of cultural richness, creativity, high-mindedness and harmony. One must recognise this opportunity."
- Matthew Parris in guardian.co.uk
I would defend to the death the media's right to talk about the private lives of semi-public figures; what disgusts me is the pretence of high-mindedness,says Matthew Parris in the Times. "This sad and silly story is not about .........