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Lacking tolerance, breadth of view, or sympathy; petty.

nar′row-mind′ed·ly adv.
nar′row-mind′ed·ness n.
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Adv.1.narrow-mindedly - in a narrow-minded manner; "narrow-mindedly, the authorities closed down the cafe where teenagers used to hang out"
broad-mindedly - in a broad-minded manner; "the authorities broad-mindedly permitted the opening of a center for teenagers"
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I suppose now that he thought I had merely gone back to my trade, and so for the time I had; but I have no reason to suppose that he judged my case narrow-mindedly, and I ought to have had the courage to have the affair out with him, and tell him just why I had left the law; we had sometimes talked the English reviews over, for he read them as well as I, and it ought not to have been impossible for me to be frank with him; but as yet I could not trust any one with my secret hope of some day living for literature, although I had already lived for nothing else.
Before I began, I was so narrow-mindedly focused on becoming a surgeon.
Too often we limit ourselves by thinking narrow-mindedly. Just because a food plot or bedding area is in a certain location on our property doesn't mean it must stay there.
"The report must not be taken narrow-mindedly. We accept all remarks regarding our cabinet," Tomislav Donchev of center-right party GERB said at a brifing following EC Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report on Wednesday.
Cullen's attempt to discredit The Hidden Ireland, Laird counters critics who have characterized Corkery as narrow-mindedly nationalist or nativist.
Congress is deliberately trying to divide the parties and the American people are responding narrow-mindedly instead of speaking out and forcing Congress to compromise.

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