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  • s  determined
    single-minded in his determination to stop smoking

  • She welcomes hearing from people who disagree with her, but she is single-minded about following the path she believes is best for her company and its shareholders.
  • It was only the single-minded and often heroic intervention of the Dutch branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) that prevented Sudan's epidemic of kala-azar .
  • Anorexia demands absolute, single-minded dedication.
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    Trainers who win the Kentucky Derby usually do so because they make the race their single-minded focus. With every promising young colt in their barns, they think, long-range, about the first Saturday in May. That’s why Bob Baffert, Todd ...
    June 15, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • Keown: LeBron James, meanness and hunger
    Athletes can be fiercely competitive but still not possess the type of single-minded, one-note focus that creates hatred among opponents and mere dislike among teammates. Recent comments about Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard have a resonance with LeBron James' play in the NBA Finals.
    June 13, 2013 - ESPN
  • NSA Surveillance May Have Dealt Major Blow To Global Internet Freedom Efforts
    The internet has never been a perfect tool for advancing democracy and human rights. Despite the most optimistic techno-utopian projections, the internet has yet to set us free and rid the world of dictators. Critics have been right to warn us of the dangers of a single-minded approach -- we should be careful not to overlook the deep historical, economic, and cultural factors that shape the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Forbes

  • Ron Burkle in ESPN
    We have made a single-minded effort to bring this new arena to a successful conclusion and keep the team in Pittsburgh,owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said in a letter to Rendell and local government officials.
  • Manmohan Singh in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    It is evident that the group that carried these attacks, based outside the country, had come with single-minded determination to create havoc in the commercial capital of the country,Singh said.

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