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Marked by breadth or tolerance of views; broad-minded.

large′-mind′ed·ly adv.
large′-mind′ed·ness n.


generous or liberal in attitudes
ˌlarge-ˈmindedly adv
ˌlarge-ˈmindedness n


being tolerant; broad-minded.
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Adj.1.large-minded - showing or characterized by broad-mindednesslarge-minded - showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
broad-minded - inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own; "a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed"


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My plan must have seemed very foolish to her, but she was often large-minded about humouring the desires of other people.
The cursory remarks of the large-minded stranger, of whom he knew absolutely nothing beyond a commonplace name, were sublimed by his death, and influenced Clare more than all the reasoned ethics of the philosophers.
And as soon as silence came, I found myself in front of this extraordinary mass of faces, thinking not of them, but of that long and unhappy chapter in our country's history which followed the one great structural mistake of the Fathers of the Republic; thinking of the one continuous great problem that generations of statesmen had wrangled over, and a million men fought about, and that had so dwarfed the mass of English men in the Southern States as to hold them back a hundred years behind their fellows in every other part of the world--in England, in Australia, and in the Northern and Western States; I was thinking of this dark shadow that had oppressed every large-minded statesman from Jefferson to Lincoln.
Nary a page goes by without a large-minded, hefty and, for lack of a better word, pompous quote from Redford, who seems to have analyzed nearly every part of his life in great (and at times infuriating) derail.
There is no nuance, no subtlety, very little clear thinking, merely a monologue claiming that those "imbued with all-inclusive, universal, moral ideas--like the deistic equal rights of all human beings contained in the Declaration--will be large-minded and tolerant human beings." This is Jayne's aspiration and hope, and in the process he makes Lincoln's poetry into prose and his political philosophy into ideology.