frame of mind

noun phrase

: mental attitude or outlook : mood

Examples of frame of mind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By only presenting a shadow of Emma’s frame of mind, Apollo’s clunky understanding of what has truly transpired isn’t enough to sustain the clues and hints sprinkled throughout the show. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 7 Sep. 2023 What is more, too many Nigerian politicians display a winner-take-all frame of mind, leading them to behave as though elections are a matter of life and death. John Campbell, Foreign Affairs, 15 Apr. 2011 But a conversation with his father, Anthony, that night placed him in the right frame of mind. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 8 Aug. 2023 Whip one up to put yourself in the right frame of mind for seeing the film in theaters. Nicole Clausing, Sunset Magazine, 25 July 2023 But fleeing to a new country put her in a new frame of mind. Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, 25 July 2023 But whether at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League, or the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Saudis, to their disappointment, found that not everyone shared their frame of mind about Iran. Alex Vatanka, Foreign Affairs, 25 June 2019 Our own research team conducted a study in which participants would make aesthetic judgments about a series of abstract designs and paintings and then read a passage designed to put them in either a self-protective or a romantic frame of mind. Adam B. Cohen, Scientific American, 1 July 2018 The title track is about taking charge of your own frame of mind, especially when times are tough. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 25 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of frame of mind was in 1711

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“Frame of mind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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