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disinterested
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
unaffected by self-interest
  • "Does medical jurisprudence provide nothing against these infringements?" said Mr. Hackbutt, with a disinterested desire to offer his lights.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (17% in)
  • But he had a chivalrous nature (was not the disinterested service of woman among the ideal glories of old chivalry?
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (63% in)
  • But he is really a disinterested, unworldly fellow," said Mr. Farebrother, smiling.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (87% in)
  • Will had given a disinterested attention to an intended settlement on a new plan in the Far West, and the need for funds in order to carry out a good design had set him on debating with himself whether it would not be a laudable use to make of his claim on Bulstrode, to urge the application of that money which had been offered to himself as a means of carrying out a scheme likely to be largely beneficial.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (71% in)

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