one's frame of mind

one's frame of mind

Fig. one's mood or mental state. My frame of mind is sort of low at the moment. I've had a very bad day.
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With their sumptuous gowns of embroidered velvet and the adornments of silver and gold, these objects of adoration or contemplation exude a palpable presence, which can be soothing or unnerving, depending on one's frame of mind.
This downsizing has been achieved without traumatic reductions in municipal services - indicating, depending on one's frame of mind, that the city has done an admirable job of finding ways to make its operations more efficient, or that there used to be a lot of flab in the budget.
com for full lists in International Reviews section Wit and wisdom 'Depending on one's frame of mind, training racehorses might variously be described as a vocation, a livelihood or an affliction' Bill O'Gorman Compiled by Nicholas Godfrey and Steve Dennis
Living in a brutal, violent and unforgiving environment where death and adversity is a constant companion, I have learned through the years that, depending on one's frame of mind, even on Death Row, one can experience peace and tranquillity even while encumbered in a struggle of basic survival, while at the same time seeking justice.
Chapters address the value of prayer and meditation to stabilizing one's frame of mind, the power of love as a motivating force to earn success, how all things are possible to all people, the values of enthusiasm and perseverance, and much more.
Users can feel a wide variety of effects, often depending on one's frame of mind, personality, and expectations when taking the drug.