meeting of minds

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meeting of minds a state of cooperation
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.”
  • Emily Dickinson
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    “His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part.”

Usage

In literature:

He shuddered as he pictured in his mind's eye the meeting of his country's flower of flying manhood with the monsters of Moyen.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
It was a relief to meet the pure simple, innocent dreamer of children, after the selfish commercial mind of most authors.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The doings of the night before were in his mind, and he realized that it would be well to meet him coolly.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
But he had seen in his mind some vague outline of what they must meet.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
In Quebec we had the good fortune to meet Lord Shaughnessy, whose acute mind was the very soul of the C.P.R.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Some suspicion of clandestine meetings haunted his mind.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Miss Brooke's mind was full of the meeting which she had attended, and she gave them a glowing account of it.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
The only explanation that seems to meet the case is that which is supplied by the idealistic nature of Selwyn's mind.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
In every mind there is a picture gallery of our friends and the people we meet.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley
Never shall I forget the dignity and sense of importance which swelled my mind when I was first pronounced old enough to go to meeting.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
He had not seen her for six long months; his mind was filled with the picture of the meeting.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
When I dream of him, I do not mind the glittering in his eyes, but when I meet him it frightens me.
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford
And upon distant Arisia a full meeting of minds was held.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Whimsically enough, her own words, spoken to her friend on the day of that first meeting, came into her mind.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
Nor less had been the effect of that first meeting on the mind of the youthful heir of Kirkpatrick.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
Another element in a contract is mutuality, a meeting of minds in the same sense.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
We meet always in the deep of the mind, whatever our work, wherever our reverie carries us, that other Will.
"Per Amica Silentia Lunae" by William Butler Yeats
Meeting Larry drove it completely out of my mind.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
She had the "strait" of a strong mind which longs to meet her destiny.
"A Rose of a Hundred Leaves" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
When I returned there was no thought of him in my mind, except the hope that we might never meet.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
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In poetry:

This was a mind so rounded, so complete,
No partial gift of Nature in excess,
That, like a single stream where many meet,
Each separate talent counted something less.
"Edward Everett" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Give us the faith that makes us kind,
Give us the open sight and mind—
O God, the open mind
That lifts itself to meet the Ray
Of the New Dawning Day:
Lord, let us pray.
"Prayer" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Angelic Woman! past my power to praise
In Language meet, thy Talents, Temper, mind.
Thy solid Worth, they captivating Grace!—
Thou friend and ornament of Humankind!—
"To The Memory Of Mrs. Lefroy Who Died Dec: 16 -- My Birthday." by Jane Austen
I love the path across the wood
Which once I trod in search of food
For hungering, thirsting mind,
The room where pupils used to meet
And strive to make their work complete
And manners more refined.
"Poundridge, N. Y." by Jared Barhite
O come! the Dryads of the woods
Shall daily soothe thy studious mind,
The blue-eyed nymphs of yonder floods
Shall meet and court thee to be kind;
And Fame sits listening for thy lays
To swell her trump with Lucio's praise.
"Ode - So dear my Lucio is to me" by William Shenstone
'Tis thus, when Spring renews the Blood,
They meet in ev'ry trembling Wood,
And thrice they make the Plumes agree,
And ev'ry Dart they mount with three,
And ev'ry Dart can boast a Kind,
Which suits each proper turn of Mind.
"Anacreontick II" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

The much-anticipated meeting of the minds between Stephen Colbert and N.Y.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 returns to the minds of Monroe County commissioners at two meetings next week.
Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures opens your mind to the possibility that your small region of the globe is just that, one region of many in a wonderfully diverse world.
URBANA — The public is invited to learn about the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and current Alzheimer's legislation at "A Meeting of the Minds" scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 am Sept 13 at Lincoln Square, Urbana.
Thousands of Jimmy Buffett fans participate in the Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West .
Most likely you will meet someone whose mind is a match for your own, and whose sense of humor has you laughing fit to bust.
The group's meetings also "are really quite enjoyable and take your mind off of everyday stresses," he said.
Drew Dickinson of Asotin County spoke his mind at the Clarkston City Council meeting Monday night.
So I need your good minds in our meeting Wednesday to help brainstorm our first project — one of several I hope we do this next year.
Thousands of Jimmy Buffett fans participate in the Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West.
In this special report, we meet some of the world's most creative minds in robotics to find out how their robots will transform our lives—for real .
According to press reports from sycophants in the mainstream media, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin had a productive, 2-hour, private meeting of the minds during this week's G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.
My hopes for a meeting of the minds in the middle of the political aisle were significantly dampened today.
Meadow Farm owner Penny Chenery Tweedy (Diane Lane) has a pre-race meeting of the minds with wonder horse " Secretariat .".
A Meeting of Different Minds.
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In science:

It should also be kept in mind that we have focused our attention to the point where two completely different types of symmetries, invariance under duality (x0 = x∗ 0 ) and gauge transformation (NL condition), meet.
Possibly Exact Solution for the Multicritical Point of Finite-Dimensional Spin Glasses
Acknowledgements: We thank the organizers of this workshop for giving us the opportunity to attend a true renaissance meeting, stimulating for body and mind.
Summary of the SUSY Working Group of the 1999 Les Houches Workshop
Formation Mechanisms The planetesimal folks and the instability folks have not come to a meeting of the minds or papers, and so a hybrid mechanism (Cai et al. 2006) is sure to displease all comers.
Astrophysics in 2006
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