mind·​ful | \ ˈmīn(d)-fəl How to pronounce mindful (audio) \

Definition of mindful

1 : bearing in mind : aware be mindful of how you use your power— Ayesha Grice
2 : inclined to be aware a stirring and important book for all mindful AmericansNew Republic

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mindfully \ ˈmīn(d)-​fə-​lē How to pronounce mindfully (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

a truly considerate person, always mindful of the needs of others
Recent Examples on the Web Fireworks would not be as big of a problem if community members were mindful of one another and recognized the harm excessive fireworks use can have on their neighbors, Brown said. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Fireworks light up metro Detroit before 4th of July, and not everyone's happy about it," 27 June 2020 Step off the trail or leave your campsite (being mindful of the way back), and find a private, inconspicuous place that is at least 200 feet or 70 big steps away from any trails, campsites or the nearest water source. oregonlive, "What to do when you’re hiking and nature calls, but restrooms aren’t available," 24 June 2020 Guests can still meet Disney characters and performers, but in a way that will be mindful of health guidelines. Peter Martinez, CBS News, "Disney outlines reopening plan for its 4 Florida theme parks," 22 June 2020 As Tulsa braces for Trump's visit, civic leaders and others here are mindful of the city's troubled history with racial violence while also cautiously hopeful for the potential of the Black Lives Matter movement. Chris James, CNN, "For Black Tulsa residents, the city's racial past and present hover over Trump rally," 20 June 2020 Track promoter Joe Spiker submitted a plan to the local health board about reopening the track for spectators but was mindful of the upcoming challenges. Christopher Deharde, The Indianapolis Star, "Kyle Larson extends dirt track winning streak to eight races at Lincoln Park on Thursday," 19 June 2020 Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls — who leads the largest city in the county, which is home to the only hospital in the region — urged his residents to be mindful of the health and safety of the county's most vulnerable communities. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Yuma and Santa Cruz counties are COVID-19 hot spots in Arizona," 17 June 2020 Regardless of your goal, be mindful of our economic context during your conversation. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Want a promotion? Beware of this bias: Ask HR," 17 June 2020 Be mindful of pistols in your vehicles versus bows, shotguns, or rifles as some states have strict regulations on handguns inside public areas (like national parks). Outdoor Life, "How to Take Your First Overland Hunting Adventure this Fall," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of mindful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mindful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindful. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mindful

: aware of something that may be important


mind·​ful | \ ˈmīnd-fəl How to pronounce mindful (audio) \

Kids Definition of mindful

: keeping in mind : aware They were mindful of the dangers.

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