of one mind

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of one mind (not generally comparable, comparative more of one mind, superlative most of one mind)

  1. (idiomatic, of two or more people) Having the same viewpoint, opinion, or attitude; in agreement.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, ch. 52:
      "Come, Mr. Wickham, we are brother and sister, you know. Do not let us quarrel about the past. In future, I hope we shall be always of one mind."
    • 1856, Charlotte M. Yonge, The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations, ch. 7:
      [T]he two sisters were more of one mind than usual.
    • 1895, Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native, ch. 4:
      "How extraordinary that you and my mother should be of one mind about this!" said Yeobright.
    • 1983 July 5, Jonathan Fuerbringer, "Critics Divided on What to Do about Unpopular Income Tax," New York Times (retrieved 2 Jan 2011):
      However, just as the critics are not of one mind in their criticism, so they are far from united on what to do.
    • 2005 Feb. 13, Bruce Crumley, "Bizwatch: Tax Americana," Time:
      French President Jacques Chirac may be the anti-George W. Bush in foreign policy, but when it comes to lowering taxes, the two leaders are of one mind.

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  • Almost always preceded by a form of the verb to be.


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