It was all the more ludicrous, of course, given the party's high-mindedness
on insisting on One Member, One Vote in other aspects of its internal working.
Whether Democrats are crippled by a bizarre high-mindedness
or a craven desire to protect some of their own ethically challenged members, the pointlessness of an ethics campaign that no one actually pushes should be obvious.
The Babylonian marriage market represents a peculiarly Victorian combination of the edifying (based on a passage in Herodotus and scrupulous archaeological research) with the titillating, and of high-mindedness
with a sharp eye for the main chance.
So far, the work is a triumph of the visual imagination; the following reference to Clarissa's courageous and inane high-mindedness
is another matter: "Not for a moment did she believe in God; but all the more, she thought, ...
nurture, for example, we read on folio 25b, "The wise man boasts of his high-mindedness
, not of rotting bones," alluding to his accomplishments rather than his lineage.
She sees these instances as signalling a combination of American exceptionalism and high-mindedness
where imperial appropriation was presented as a liberation whereby civilization was conferred on the former colony.
But they sacrificed clarity to aesthetic high-mindedness
Onto such a bright landscape of detente and rapprochement some rain must fall, however, and Stockley describes how such international high-mindedness
fell victim to political realities, especially for Shelburne.
In the face of authoritarian high-mindedness
, relativity expresses hostility to "dogmatic authority," values "paradox" and "thumb[s] its nose scandalously at respectability" (10).
But the incident only illustrated what should have been clear in any case, which is that the official fiction of journalistic "objectivity" and high-mindedness
has bred in the editorial staff of the Times--among other writers and editors--a bedrock conviction of their own infallibility.
Charlotte Bronte launched a new style of a heroine in Jane Eyre-a young woman with neither beauty nor fortune who wins a husband through wit, high-mindedness
The aura of high-mindedness
that cloaks the action (at least for some viewers) emanates mostly from Huppert.