open mind


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*open mind

a mind or attitude that is open to new ideas and opinions. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; keep~.) Please try to be nice and keep an open mind. It's all not as bad as you think.
See also: mind, open

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]
See also: mind, open
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But these questions of distrust were dismissed from Robin's open mind as soon as they had entered.
The facts as they touch Meg are all before you," she added; and Tibby sighed and felt it rather hard that, because of his open mind, he should be empanelled to serve as a juror.
He is a philosopher and a metaphysician, and one of the most advanced scientists of his day, and he has, I believe, an absolutely open mind.
An open mind on a higher power WHILST I respect and appreciate everyone has their own views on the subject of religion and life, I do find it rather irksome that people dismiss the possibility of a higher power due to no miracles occurring and the cruelty of some who, in all honesty, are certainly not representing a faith but using it as an excuse for murder.
Animators on the spectrum present Life, Animated author Ron Suskind with inspiring video during UCLA's Open Mind Lecture Tuesday.
Police say they are keeping an open mind about whether the incidents are linked and officers want to speak to anyone who saw a white Citroen C3 in the area.
Rothman, Managing Director, Open Mind Opportunity Consultancy Pvt.
When quizzed over the possibility of bringing back the likes of Damien Duff and Shay Given, O'Neill said he'd be keeping an open mind.
Open Mind Technologies AG, one of the leading CAD/CAM software developers, is releasing hyperMILL 2013.
SIR - We have been interested to read the responses (Letters November 30 and December 3) to our letter "Keep an open mind on Princes' palace site" (November 28).
Martin Tett, chairman of 51m, said: "We trust he will approach HS2 with an open mind, look at the facts and the alternatives that 51m have put forward and decide to consign this project to the waste paper bin.
The Open Mind taught me that an important discussion with my husband would yield better results if we talked while we hiked instead of sitting at our kitchen table.
DETECTIVES investigating the death of an elderly man in a house fire have said they are keeping an open mind into the circumstances surrounding the blaze.
Over the past several years, Open Mind developed and deployed a community information system called Question Box.
Summary: MUSCAT, Muharram 13, 1432, Dec 19, 2010, SPA -- Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman has affirmed the importance of science and knowledge and keeping pace with their developments with all possible means with open mind on the basis of thinking and experience to take what is useful and leave what is.
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