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 for To have a mind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mind \Mind\ (m[imac]nd), n. [AS. mynd, gemynd; akin to OHG.
     minna memory, love, G. minne love, Dan. minde mind, memory,
     remembrance, consent, vote, Sw. minne memory, Icel. minni,
     Goth. gamunds, L. mens, mentis, mind, Gr. me`nos, Skr. manas
     mind, man to think. [root]104, 278. Cf. Comment, Man,
     Mean, v., 3d Mental, Mignonette, Minion, Mnemonic,
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     1. The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the
        understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives,
        judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the
        soul; -- often in distinction from the body.
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              By the mind of man we understand that in him which
              thinks, remembers, reasons, wills.    --Reid.
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              What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives,
              thinks, feels, wills, and desires.    --Sir W.
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              Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
                                                    --Rom. xiv. 5.
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              The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.
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     2. The state, at any given time, of the faculties of
        thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical
        activity or state; as:
        (a) Opinion; judgment; belief.
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                  A fool uttereth all his mind.     --Prov. xxix.
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                  Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I
                  fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her
                  mind.                             --Shak.
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        (b) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
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                  If it be your minds, then let none go forth. --2
                                                    Kings ix. 15.
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        (c) Courage; spirit. --Chapman.
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     3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in
        mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
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     To have a mind or To have a great mind, to be inclined or
        strongly inclined in purpose; -- used with an infinitive.
        "Sir Roger de Coverly . . . told me that he had a great
        mind to see the new tragedy with me." --Addison.
     To lose one's mind, to become insane, or imbecile.
     To make up one's mind, to come to an opinion or decision;
        to determine.
     To put in mind, to remind. "Regard us simply as putting you
        in mind of what you already know to be good policy."
        --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
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