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noble-minded

[noh-buh l-mahyn-did] /ˈnoʊ bəlˈmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
characterized by morally admirable thought or motives; righteous; worthy.
Origin of noble-minded
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
Related forms
noble-mindedly, adverb
noble-mindedness, noun
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  • I don't speak of her beauty,—that every one can see; but she's a noble-minded girl.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Bonaparte is too noble-minded not to feel the value of such a life as this.

  • You are good and noble-minded, and I have absolute trust in your generosity.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • I have thought of a means more worthy of noble-minded and well-bred persons.

    Dona Perfecta B. Perez Galdos
  • “Then their tasks are finished,” answered the noble-minded Rosalinde.

  • The brute is clever; wisdom is the cleverness of the noble-minded.

  • And do you think, Connor, that I do not love my noble-minded Reilly the more deeply for this?

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • My father was a kind-hearted, noble-minded man, and was liked by all who knew him.

    Reminiscences Hans Mattson
  • She was a noble-minded, simple-minded creature; she was also a constant creature.

    Peg Woffington Charles Reade
  • It taught him that in death all are equal and that in life the noble-minded are serene.

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