state of mind


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state of mind

One's emotional or psychological condition or status, especially a fleeting or temporary one. I just don't think you're in the right state of mind to be making these kinds of decisions after having lost your wife and children so suddenly. I was in kind of a strange state of mind for the first couple of years after I graduated college, just wandering through life without any major goals or ambitions.
See also: mind, of, state

state of mind

basic attitude or outlook at a point in time. she was in a terrible state of mind when she was interviewed for a job.
See also: mind, of, state
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'That kind of state of mind that automatically uses traffic as an excuse, unnecessarily adds to the problem of traffic,' she said in a letter to the Inquirer.
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Wieland explores literary texts, clinical material, and undertakes an extensive psychoanalytical interpretation of Mein Kampf to examine the relationship between the dynamics of some forms of masculinity, and the state of mind that led to fascism in the social and political unrest that followed the first World War.
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Partly a poetic biography of Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-87), partly the portrait of an epoch, An Elastic State of Mind resonates between character and author in an intimate and subtle construct.
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Regardless of the state of mind you want to achieve, if you love a song on your playlist, it will amplify the effect you're going for.
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