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disinterested

adjective Unbiased, objective
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First, the imperial power was not to exploit imperial subjects but to rule disinterestedly for their benefit by inculcating them with the standards of civilization.
She expressed disappointment at the person who, having hit the cat, drove away disinterestedly.
His purpose is to follow his drive and its "tyrannical law," that is, to do his evil duty disinterestedly and "unburthen [his] soul.
With concepts of a "good society" in flux, some of the nation's brightest minds, committed to social justice, could not apply ideas disinterestedly.
In 1955, the most prominent public intellectual of his day, Walter Lippmann, defined the public interest as "what men would choose if they saw clearly, thought rationally, acted disinterestedly and benevolently.
Yet it is only when all sources of funding are compared against a national, agreed measure of need that the question can be asked, and disinterestedly answered, as to whether school funding is 'fair'.
speak disinterestedly in order to influence public conduct or attitudes
The authors thank Joseph Spradlin and Benigno Alonso-Alvarez, for their comments on previous versions of the manuscript; Corrine Donley, for editing the manuscript; Yolanda Balcazar; Vicky; and the students who participated disinterestedly in the research.
One salesperson may answer the question disinterestedly, and another may answer enthusiastically.
Although he claimed to be disinterestedly preserving the peace of Italy when he mediated between the pope, "the first person in the world," and Ferrante of Naples over Ferrante's refusal to pay the census, he was also in the position of being, as he put it, "the servant and beneficiary of the one and the relation of the other," and he included in his own instructions to the publicly-appointed Florentine ambassadors in Rome and Naples requests for them to support his own "special interests" as part of their duties--sometimes at the cost of their own.
But, in contrast to at least one interpretation of the Kantian understanding of disinterestedness, for Plato, the more perfectly disinterestedly one loves beauty, the more wholly and passionately involved in it one becomes, and the more fulfilled.
Wholly framed by the problematic it frames, "German romanticism" cannot reflect disinterestedly on the problem of translation from a safe and patronizing distance but must think and write with it and within it, in the heat and dust of the world of words, so to speak.

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