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.
We've actually started talking about it,'' Evert said, ``and their comments were like, 'We did this against Arrowhead, so let's just get back into that same frame of mind and play the same caliber of ball.
One can follow her eyes and facial expressions and will discover her exact frame of mind seconds before hearing the first measure.
The pied pipers ``dropped science'' with hits from the last 16 years of their nearly 20-year career together and were politically and socially responsible, imploring the crowd to keep a peaceful frame of mind in this state of war and for the fans in the front to create space for one another, helping us to avoid being crushed.
He's had problems all year, but when he's in the right frame of mind, it gives us an added push.
That is the main aim - the focus of mindfulness and visualising the performance you give at the top level and thinking about that to put yourself in a positive frame of mind before you run out onto the field on a Saturday.