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Minding

Definitions

  • A BIT OF HIS MIND
    A BIT OF HIS MIND
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Minding Regard; mindfulness.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies
"Will you Mind my Pea?" "Will you Mind my Pea?"
The artist changed his mind The artist changed his mind
The Patriotic mind The Patriotic mind

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."
    • n minding Recollection; something to remember one by.
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Quotations

  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.”
  • Lord Melbourne
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    “It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “Danger, the spur of all great minds.”
  • Publilius Syrus
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    “The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.”
  • A Course In Miracles
    A Course In Miracles
    “Only your mind can produce fear.”

Idioms

Blow your mind - Something that will blow your mind is something extraordinary that will amaze you beyond explanation.
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Cast your mind back - If somebody tells you to cast your mind back on something, they want you to think about something that happened in the past, but which you might not remember very well, and to try to remember as much as possible.
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Give someone a piece of your mind - If you give someone a piece of your mind, you criticise them strongly and angrily.
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Great minds think alike - If two people have the same thought at the same time, one of them might say "Great minds think alike."
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Half a mind - If you have half a mind to do something, you haven't decided to do it, but are thinking seriously about doing it.
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In two minds - If you are in two minds about something, you can't decide what to do.
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Mind over matter - This idiom is used when someone uses their willpower to rise above adversity.
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Mind the gap - Mind the gap is an instruction used on the Underground in the UK to warn passengers to be careful when leaving the tube or train as there is quite a distance between the train and the platform.
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Mind your own beeswax - (USA) This idiom means that people should mind their own business and not interfere in other people's affairs.
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Mind Your P's and Q's - If you are careful about the way you behave and are polite, you mind Your P's and Q's.
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Out of sight, out of mind - Out of sight, out of mind is used to suggest that someone will not think or worry about something if it isn't directly visible or available to them.
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Out of your mind - If someone is out of the mind, they are so emotional about something that they are no longer rational.
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Presence of mind - If someone behaves calmly and rationally in difficult circumstances, they show presence of mind.
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Put you in mind - If something suggests something to you, it puts you in mind of that thing.
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Speak your mind - If you speak your mind, you say what you exactly think about a subject regardless of whether others will agree with you or not.
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Usage

In literature:

Several times he made up his mind to speak to Serena concerning it, but each time he changed his mind.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Her mind was in a whirl, but she was beginning to see many things.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
He can be trusted to mind the dogs well, ever since you fined him in a fortnight's wages.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
Oh, never mind, never mind such, a wretch as I am!
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
She was an active, mindful, bright, energetic little thing to whom no work ever came amiss.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
He was one of the simplest-minded men that ever trod the British oak.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
If he does, mind, 't is worse than asking you to take a turn on the rack.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If my mind to-morrow is the same as my mind to-night, I shall attempt to make my escape.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
Turn them over in your own mind, and see what they come to.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
In his mind it was not necessary for a niece to be quite as large as a daughter ought to be.
"The Captain's Toll-Gate" by Frank R. Stockton
Then I minded how Erling had spoken to him in Welsh, and a half thought crossed my mind that he bore ill will for that.
"A King's Comrade" by Charles Whistler
Luke did not mind these jeers; but Kate minded them for him.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Finite minds are but phases of manifestation of the infinite mind, inlets into which it flows, some deeper, wider, longer than others.
"Transcendentalism in New England" by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
But never mind, we can afford his thirty pounds.
"Ovington's Bank" by Stanley J. Weyman
From mind to mind was my much milder penalty.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
I read in his drawn white face that he had made up his mind to the worst, and his courage won my admiration.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Presently his mind became clear.
"The Everlasting Arms" by Joseph Hocking
There could be no doubt in either of their minds after that.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The really high-minded Greeks of the empire did thus sympathize with their brethren.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
They pass through mind after mind.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In poetry:

And if now the skies look black,
All the past behind my back
Is a bright and blessed track;
Never mind!
"Never Mind!" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
'Strike me blind!' we swore.
God, and I am blind!
But leave me still, O Lord,
The pictures in the mind!
"The Blind Sailor" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
"Your mind is not as blank
As that of HOPLEY PORTER,
Who holds a curate's rank
At Assesmilk-cum-Worter.
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He's none to kiss away my mind-
A slower way is his.
Oh, Lord! On reading this, I find
A silly lot he is.
"The Danger Of Writing Defiant Verse" by Dorothy Parker
The best that is in your mind
no one can make unclean.
It shines there deep inside
for you and God alone.
"The Best" by Karin Boye
No smile is genuine my friend,
Its all a pleasing lie;
Be ever ready to defend
Or shape your mind to die.
"The World is Hell" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

In news:

Alice in Wonderland comes to mind, and Peter Pan.
But this video will change your mind.
Jump, dance, and relax your mind and body in this one-hour class to cure the winter blues.
But "Boyhood" is not exactly a paean to literature and the life of the mind.
Last Sunday was my return to the design world with Eleven Eleven: An Evening of Extraordinary Fashion, benefiting Hospice Austin 's Pet Peace of Mind program.
Recharge Your Mind and Body with Amazing Amino Acids'.
The question must be burning in the minds of Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and Green presidential nominee Jill Stein as they continue their dogged campaign tours that brought both to the Bay Area on Tuesday.
Being On President Obama's Mind Has Every Hen Honored And One Head-Hen Worried.
In my mind, the following drummers from New Orleans should be Drummie winners.
The mind in the making (part I).
For the everyday average American who is minding their own business.
If you miss all these events in December, never mind.
Bessemer council hasn't changed mind about smoking ban, councilman says.
Recently my mind wandered through the blue and white halls of my college alma mater and I found myself back in nutrition class.
It relies on the power of the mind to cause various physical changes in your body.
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In science:

In view of the applications to string theory we have in mind, we note that every chiral CFT with at least N = 1 supersymmetry possesses a non-trivial simple current, namely the primary field Hv that contains the supercurrent G(z).
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
We apply results of Section 3 to provide optimal estimates for a communication system which delivers data with random losses [G-K]. A typical case we have in mind here is the Internet. A requested information is sent to a user in a sequence of ”data packets”.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
Here we expose the second order computation, keeping in mind that any order can be reached the same way.
Random walks on hyperbolic groups and their Riemann surfaces
In addition, it is useful to keep in mind alternatives to some other choices we made; although they were the simplest ones, there is no guarantee that once we understand the dynamical aspects better they will appear as the best ones.
Statistical geometry of random weave states
One should keep in mind that if r is a positive integer, the requirement that q is nonsingular can be dropped, a fact of particular interest in the development of power series, for instance.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
With this potential difficulty in mind, we shall assume th = 0.5 Gyrs in most of our calculations and consider a single temperature gas.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The GAg models for galaxy groups are most satisfactory since the stellar mass distribution and formation epoch t∗ are designed with groups in mind.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
With this result in mind, it is sufficient to show the equivalence of 1. and 2. to the following condition.
Charakterizations of the Generators of Positive Semigroups on C*- and von Neumann Algebras
However, one has to bear in mind that a significant worsening of TRD performance has been registered when going from prototype tests to real detectors .
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
Hence the notation used in this paper has to be borne in mind.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
We will keep in mind the picture of entanglements of chain–like ob jects, like polymers or vortex lines in super conductors .
Random walks on the braid group B_3 and magnetic translations in hyperbolic geometry
For sake of simplicity, we propose a definition in the case of the hyperbolic plane, keeping in mind that a more general formulation follows straightforwardly.
Random walks on the braid group B_3 and magnetic translations in hyperbolic geometry
The first problem is how to reconcile this theory with the principles of relativistic quantum field theory; the second problem is to understand whether, strictly within quantum theory, a person’s mind can affect the activities of his brain, and if so how.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The agreement between the event at the device and the event in the mind of the observer is to be understood in the same way as it is understood in classical physics.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The fact that quantum theory is intrinsically a theory of mind-matter interaction was not lost upon the early founders and workers.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
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