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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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And is a different kind of high-minded isolation something the UK can really afford in relation to China, given that thinking it would do any good is just an extreme kind of vanity?
This is the kind of flippant and high-minded attitude that leads people to question who the system is designed for.
You've heard high-minded quotes like these all your life.
While high-minded Margaret (Hynes) is getting agitated tonight is getting agitated tonight H about the rights of working-class women, it's poor Gwen who is rushed off her feet doing all the actual labour to keep the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle operational and fully refreshed with pots of tea and sandwiches.
It's nice to be evenhandedto downplay differences, to be charitable and high-minded, to preserve future options.
Major Ghaleb Abdallah Mohammed Al Ghafli, Deputy Director, Al Rafaa police station, visited Standard Chartered employee Zakeeya Rafeea at her office and presented a certificate of commendation in appreciation of her integrity and high-minded public spirit.
The writing is high-minded and often packed with the current 'buxz words' or learned slang of the educated minority.
The spontaneous offer of help by volunteers to get an extended visa for the brother of a Pakistani worker, who was grievously injured by anti-government protesters, is a high-minded gesture of fellow-feeling.
"Mr Clegg takes the high-minded view that the security of this country and its people are secondary to the 'human rights' of suspected terrorists" - Tory peer Lord Tebbit on the row over control orders.
I eat all day every day" Top choreographer Brian Friedman says that living in Britain has ruined his diet "Today the Government is calling offWhitehall's war on the motorist" Communities Secretary Eric Pickles "Mr Clegg takes the high-minded view that the security of this country and its people are secondary to the 'human rights' of suspected terrorists" Tory peer Lord Tebbit on the row over control orders.
"You have helped to reduce conflict, you have offered humanitarian assistance to millions of people affected by natural disasters and other emergencies, and you have been deeply committed to tackling the effects of poverty in many parts of the world." The queen praised the United Nations for the progress it has made in the course of her lifetime, saying the organization "has moved from being a high-minded aspiration to being a real force for common good.
"In my lifetime, the United Nations has moved from being a high-minded aspiration to being a real force for common good.