single-minded

[ sing-guhl-mahyn-did ]SEE DEFINITION OF single-minded
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Every man should be true and single-minded, and should not allow himself to be deceived by others.

That Alexander may have been single-minded in his purpose has never been supposed.

Such men are dangerous in proportion as they are single-minded.

He and Algernon Sydney are remembered as single-minded and high-souled men.

Even the most sincere and single-minded martyr has an eye on that halo.

Up to this time her love for the stage had been single-minded.

Not that the single-minded young man reasoned about it this way.

He is, for evil or for good, the most single-minded man alive.

And when I say single-minded, I mean just that, and no more.

"Yes, your son is a sincere, single-minded man," agreed Arkady.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "sincere, honest" (a sense also in single-hearted); meaning "having a single aim or purpose" is from 1860. See single (adj.) + minded. Related: Single-mindedly; single-mindedness.

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