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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsingle-mindedˌsingle-ˈminded adjective  DETERMINEDsomeone who is single-minded has one clear aim and works very hard to achieve it a tough, single-minded lady He worked with single-minded determination.see thesaurus at determinedsingle-mindedly adverbsingle-mindedness noun [uncountable]
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single-mindedDuring a war, a leader must be single-minded and, if necessary, ruthless.Her single-minded commitment to the job meant that she had little time left for her family.But these were not men who could afford such single-minded commitment.Instead, it goaded John Major to an even more single-minded determination to push the Treaty through Parliament.Yet he had pursued her with a single-minded intent that was unnerving.She's a tough, single-minded lady who hasn't achieved her present position without treading on more than a few toes.The single-minded mission of commercial television today is to produce audiences for sale to advertisers of consumer goods and services.Doubled-breasted suits and the single-minded pursuit of power are not yet quite enough.a single-minded pursuit of successMany athletes withdraw from the world in their single-minded pursuit of their sport.I decided on the spot that I would just have to step out of my self-assigned role as single-minded student.Women aren't encouraged to be as confident in themselves or as single-minded the way men are.
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