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open mind

A mind receptive to different opinions and ideas, as in Her open mind could see merit in the new method. This phrase is often put as keep an open mind, as in The judge cautioned the jury to keep an open mind while hearing the evidence. [ First half of 1800s ]
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  • Let us therefore, as far as is individually possible, attempt to treat this question with an open mind.

  • "All things are possible to an open mind," her father rejoined placidly.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • But this rejection is not scientific, nor does it show an open mind.

    The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
  • Without a free and open mind there is no high and glad human life.

  • Above all, an open mind must be preserved in the presence of advice, however inexperienced.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home

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