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I was pleased with my broad-mindedness, that enabled me to see all sides of the baby question.

You see how quickly his broad-mindedness is replaced by most careful caution.

I don't see that their broad-mindedness is getting them anything.

As an instance of his broad-mindedness, the following extract from his Diary for June 20th is interesting.

What a relief it is occasionally to meet with broad-mindedness on the part of those who are charged with our education.

I know, of course, full well one frequent consequence of the broad-mindedness which results.

He could not thus easily surrender his pride of original thought and broad-mindedness.

Wideness of the palm denotes generosity, broad-mindedness, etc.; while a narrow palm denotes the reverse.

Billy was a country fellow with little experience of life, and broad-mindedness was not a conspicuous trait of his character.

Nine times out of ten a man's broad-mindedness is necessarily the narrowest thing about him.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s; see broad (adj.) + minded. This abstract mental sense of broad existed in Old English; e.g. bradnes "breadth," also "liberality."

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