a (kind of) turn of mind

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a (kind of) turn of mind

A particular way of considering, thinking about, or approaching things in one's life. My dad always had a very pragmatic turn of mind, so everything he did had to be weighed against how it would benefit him and the family. With the release of his new non-fiction book about international policy, the star athlete has been revealing a surprisingly intellectual turn of mind.
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a practical, scientific, etc. turn of ˈmind

a practical, scientific, etc. way of thinking about things: He’s got a very practical turn of mind. He can fix anything.
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Persons of a speculative turn of mind are informed that the following document is for sale, and are requested to mention what sum they will give for it.
This desponding turn of mind, though it could not be communicated to Mrs.
She returned gliding from the bedroom hermetically sealed in her black shawl just as she had gone in, with the protruding hand holding the lighted candle and relieved my perplexity as to her morbid turn of mind by telling me something of the murder story in a strange tone of indifference even while referring to its most horrible features.
Besides, religion is a matter of temperament; you will believe anything if you have the religious turn of mind, and if you haven't it doesn't matter what beliefs were instilled into you, you will grow out of them.
Finding the origins of Europe on Trial in the war-time death of his almost brother-in-law B<AEe>la Stoll<AEa>r, a 29-year-old Hungarian journalist and resistance fighter, De<AEa>k examines the realpolitik of wartime Europe through the themes of collaboration, retribution, and resistance, and looks at how some of a more pragmatic turn of mind adjusted to changing conditions.
But Thackery said, "Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind must like, I think, to read about them." (And see them being made, described and tasted on television!) Manias about food, setting tables in our minds can be quite a lot of fun.
He must have been in a more lenient turn of mind that day, much the same as so many of our magistrates and judges are today.
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Who was sentenced to death in his absence in of an independent turn of mind? 4.
What name, originally applied to unbranded US cattle, is now used to describe someone of an independent turn of mind? 8.
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I was especially intrigued with the idea of black and white thinking as presented in "The Legal Turn of Mind" by Paul Globus.
From a historical perspective, Ellen Libby Eastman in "Speaking of 'Figgers'" (The Certified Public Accountant, May 1929, page 139) eloquently wrote of the important relationship between accountants and truth: "There has never lived the perfect certified public accountant, possessing all of the much-to-be-desired qualities: trustworthiness, fearlessness, energy, steadfastness, a studious and inquiring turn of mind, ability to seek the truth and to judge fairly and without prejudice or personality.
If no one in the village shares your interests or turn of mind, you'll never have intimate friends.