And at that moment all doubt of Betty's serious-mindedness departed. From Wordnik.com. [The Man Thou Gavest] Reference
I have little patience for that sort of Mrs. Jellyby serious-mindedness. From Wordnik.com. [readersguide Diary Entry] Reference
Its impeccable serious-mindedness is nothing to scoff at; what some saw as ponderous now seems merely prescient. From Wordnik.com. [2001: A Space Odyssey: No 1] Reference
And one that breathes a pleasant wind of freshness and revolt in an era where we are constantly confronted with stupidity, cowardice, or simply the serious-mindedness of French ideological crowing. From Wordnik.com. [Bernard-Henri Lévy: And Iran? Utopia's Understanding of the Word Culture. Hands up, With Romain Goupil] Reference
Yankee -- a happy suggestion of righteous, plain, serious-mindedness, protected against the wiles of human society -- and able to protect others -- by a canny intelligence. From Wordnik.com. [Unleavened Bread] Reference
His widow made her home with a bachelor brother on a farm near Brandon, and the boy's early years were passed in an environment familiar to readers of American biography -- the simplicity, the poverty, the industry, and the serious-mindedness of rural New England. From Wordnik.com. [Stephen Arnold Douglas] Reference
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