to one's mind

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to one's mind

  1. (idiomatic) In one's opinion, from one's point of view.
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4:
      Hamlet: Ay, marry, is't:
      But to my mind, though I am native here
      And to the manner born, it is a custom
      More honour'd in the breach than the observance.
    • 1864, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Wylder's Hand, ch. 11:
      To my mind there has always been something inexpressibly awful in family feuds.
    • 1914, H. H. Munro (Saki), "Dusk" in Beasts and Super-Beasts:
      Dusk, to his mind, was the hour of the defeated.
    • 2009 April 19, Gabriel Sherman, "The Wail of the 1%," New York Magazine:
      To her mind, extreme compensation is a fair trade for the compromises of such a career.

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