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1. Having one overriding purpose or goal: the single-minded pursuit of money.
2. Steadfast; resolute: He was single-minded in his determination to stop smoking.

sin′gle-mind′ed·ly adv.
sin′gle-mind′ed·ness n.
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Adv.1.single-mindedly - in a single-minded manner
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On Thursday, Sison said he was 'not only disappointed but exasperated,' and said the 'people have no choice but to single-mindedly wage a people's war for national and social liberation.'
Most importantly, the plot this time is fleet and generally free from cliche, even if it continues to be single-mindedly unilinear.
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He urged all concerned to work single-mindedly so that the Games could be held in a manner the nation could be justifiably proud of.
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This insightful programme looks at their lives, and reveals what compelled each of these remarkable men to pursue so single-mindedly their own, lesser-trodden path.
"In the coming days, the SDLP will single-mindedly keep its eyes on the prize - an agreed police service with the allegiance of all."
In future weeks he will continue to be PM and is single-mindedly determined to carry on working hard for the people of this country and will concentrate on the core issues which remain the Government's priority: health, education, the economy, welfare and jobs.
The play sticks single-mindedly to its subject with little digression into character background.
Now in practice, of course, individual scientists do sometimes slip back into the vice of faith, and a few may believe so single-mindedly in a favorite theory that they occasionally falsify evidence.
Early in his search the hunter would seem to have been diverted from his goal by a beautiful young woman who flees his approach, but of course he is single-mindedly concentrating on his project rather than on her.
city outside Washington has so single-mindedly pursued an international crusade.

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