• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Base-minded of a low mind or spirit: mean
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  • William Blake
    “Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.”
  • Euripides
    “The wavering mind is but a base possession.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bas—Low L. bassus, thick, fat, a vulgar Roman word, found also in name Bassus.


In literature:

Psychology investigates the structure and functions of the human mind, and shows that all activity is at base mental.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
To his mind, a change of the base of his operations was clearly indicated.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
But, i'faith, I never, for the sake of gain, will give my mind to base actions.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Her mind must be free from baseness, for throughout our conversation she made no effort to please me.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
Knowing this law, you need have no fears that base or unworthy thoughts of the reproductive function can ever enter their minds.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The government of Jefferson and his successors was a government based on popular principles and administered by democratically minded gentlemen.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
This drives men homeless, and moves honest minds to base contrivings.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Benefits conferred on base-minded people are like drops of water thrown into the sea.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Private views, and offers of immediate reward, can only operate on base and unmanly minds.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
For it was in his mind a goodly thing to pay a usuress with base coins.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
The base mind is betrayed by its conceptions, not by its amusements.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
There it was soon apparent that he possessed powers of mind equal to the baseness of his conduct.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Should she be so base as to say what was in her mind, or should she not?
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
May he be dumb and blind, and senseless quite, That had such brutal Baseness in his Mind.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
Or is thy abject mind so basely bent As of thy Muse to maken Merchandize?
"Democritus Platonissans" by Henry More
There is nothing, I believe, so vulgar, so hopeless, so indicative of an irretrievably base mind, as this species of Purism.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The very bases of his philosophy of the mind saved him from any such disastrous folly.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
Based on the study of Fundamental Processes of the Human Mind.
"Tourcoing" by Hilaire Belloc
Gus' tragic end and these tests ought to be based on a man's normal state of mind.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Someone has recently written that fine minds have been finely touched by the war, and base minds basely.
"Some War-time Lessons" by Frederick P. (Frederick Paul) Keppel

In poetry:

No fear her blameless mind alarms:
But quick with scornful joy,
One basely holds her by the arms;
One grasps her fondling boy.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
The mind of ev'ry man, alas!
Is naturally vile and base,
And thinks on nought, but what is bad,
'Till it the second birth has had.
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
Enrag'd from his new steed he vaults,
Quick with his foot to spurn
These bones, that bid his bloody faults
To his base mind return.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
A sturdy fellow, with a sunburnt face,
And thews and sinews of a giant mould;
A genial mind, that harboured nothing base,—
A pocket void of gold.
"A Romance In The Rough" by Arthur Patchett Martin
There was an Old Person of Basing,
Whose presence of mind was amazing;
He purchased a steed,
Which he rode at full speed,
And escaped from the people of Basing.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Basing" by Edward Lear
O, do not deal so hardly with thy soul,
Give it not to be torn by fiends in hell,
Only that thou in those base joys may'st roll,
On which all carnal minds with transport dwell!
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The operating system is Linux based and therefore open source, but keep in mind that there is a lot going on in there and it's best to check with Parrot 's website to read the licensing agreements.
Based on a survey taken by the game show Family Feud, pot comes to mind more readily than church collections.
A young boy excitedly shows off his bedroom and bathroom based on the mind-bending video game ' Portal .
With all that in mind, here's my prediction , based both on the merits and the optics: a spirited oral argument followed by a lopsided ruling upholding the health insurance mandate.
Although racial prejudices immediately come to mind, biases based on sexual orientation also run deep in the human psyche, found in all cultures, across all time periods of human history.
For park and recreation professionals working in agencies or other environments, such as like minded non-profit organizations, universities, colleges, military base installations, consultants, and hospitals or health clinics.
Rabbit Air is a Los Angeles based company that plays a revolutionary role in the air purification industry, providing environmentally friendly products with design in mind.
John Nash, like so many of the best scientific minds of the late 1940s and 1950s, was drawn into a military think tank based in Santa Monica, California -- the RAND Corporation.
The mind and bodies of airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are expected to become stronger each day under a new fitness test.
While beer's immense popularity is still primarily based on drinking it, enterprising minds have found an interesting array of uses for the frothy beverage.
"Keep in mind that not all smoothies are created equal," says Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, a New York City-based dietitian and author of The F-Factor Diet.
Electoral votes are distributed among states based on population, but thanks to high concentrations of like-minded voters in certain states and other factors, it's possible for splits to happen.
But Iowans are casting ballots based more on their minds than their taste buds.
A team strategy of "together everyone achieves more" is the mind-set Doug Rupp has used as a teacher and full-time grain farmer based in northwest Ohio, near Stryker.
Keep in mind, however, that everything I'm talking about is based on what I'm seeing now.

In science:

In my mind, the existence of κ remains questionable, although I hold in high respect the work based on dispersion relation based analysis of K π scattering.
Challenges in Hadron Physics
We must keep in mind that the morphology obtained in an HR diagram based on observable quantities varies - sometimes dramatically - depending on the spectral bands that are used for the colour and/or apparent luminosity.
Variable stars across the observational HR diagram
Bearing in mind that flux concentrations form the base of coronal polar plumes, our results are also compatible with ones found by Raouafi, Harvey & Solanki (2007) showing that polar plumes would preferentially be rooted away from the solar pole by more than 10◦ .
On the Latitude Distribution of the Polar Magnetic Flux as Observed by SOLIS-VSM
With this in mind we have started ”PVLAS Phase II”, based on the following ideas.
Polarization measurements and their perspectives: PVLAS Phase II
While this problem needs to be addressed immediately, it is important to keep in mind that most of the current Internet infrastructure is TCP-based and hence, any change proposed must not entail large changes to the Internet infrastructure.
A Near-Optimal Scheme for TCP ACK Pacing to Maintain Throughput in Wireless Networks
The extended mind and Noosphere collective consciousness are currently under successful investigation in many research programs based on web-coordinated experiments.
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
It is also important to keep in mind, in particular when linking our coupled-cluster theory with Monte Carlo approaches, that a wavefunction-based method like coupled-cluster theory is defined within a specific subset of the full Hilbert space.
Ab initio computation of circular quantum dots
With this in mind, estimation of the mean of an exponential distribution based on record data has been treated by Samaniego and Whitaker (1986) and Doostparast (2009).
Goodness-of-fit tests for weibull populations on the basis of records
It is important to bear in mind that nearly all of our empirical knowledge of the form of the local star formation law is based on observations of massive gas-rich spiral galaxies with near-solar gas-phase metal abundances.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Introduction.– The development of quantum information science is based on a recurrent pattern: nonclassical features of quantum physics, previously considered as mind-boggling and worth only of philosophical chat, are found to have an operational meaning and even to be potentially useful for applications.
Device-independent bounds for Hardy's experiment
With resampling in mind, we define two multiplier versions of Dn based on the multiplier versions of Zn defined in the previous subsection.
Nonparametric tests for change-point detection \`a la Gombay and Horv\'ath
These characteristics are the important factors that are necessary to keep in mind before the designing, implementing, testing and deployment of the Web-based applications.
Quality Assurance And Integration Testing Aspects In Web Based Applications
Although the mSUGRA scenario provides an economic, consistent and calculable framework for phenomenological studies, one must keep in mind that it is based on untested assumptions about the symmetries of high-scale dynamics.
Summary of the Supersymmetry Working Group
It has to be kept in mind, however, that this error estimate is based on the uncertainties as given in table 1.
Electroweak interactions: a theoretical overview
It has to be kept in mind, however, that this error estimate is based on the uncertainties as given in Table 1.
Review: Status of the Standard Model