frame of mind


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I laid the newspaper slip on the table, in no very Christian frame of mind toward the persons concerned in producing it.
Smith, I tried to approach the subject in a sceptical frame of mind, as any one may well be excused for doubting the truth of so extraordinary and odious an instinct as that of making slaves.
This depressed and depressing frame of mind had lasted until the eventful day dawned on which Rebecca was to arrive.
Jane's frame of mind was naturally depressed and timorous, having been affected by Miranda's gloomy presages of evil to come.
The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.
All the "rot" they contained about ventilation, and how to go to bed, and how to get up, and what to eat, and what to drink, and how much exercise to take, and what frame of mind to keep one's self in, and what sort of clothing to wear, was all gospel to her, and she never observed that her health-journals of the current month customarily upset everything they had recommended the month before.
And in this frame of mind, sleep made another and more successful essay.
But manager Tomi Morgan insists his depleted team will make the long trip to west Wales in a positive frame of mind and determined to get a result.
Manager Martin O'Neill stated Barry could play some part in the crucial third-roundtie if the England midfielder feels he is "in the right frame of mind".
ALEX McLeish has insisted Blues must keep a positive frame of mind as the season reaches its climax.
The Chigwell potter was fined pounds 20,000 for leaving the venue at 4-1 down to the Scot but having reached this year's quarters admits he is an a better frame of mind to win his first ranking title for 32 months.
Manager Jason Cadden, put his squad through their paces in a special training session at the weekend and though defenders Andy Gregory and Martin Hier are missing through injury Leamington go to the Langland Stadium in a confident frame of mind.