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Presence of Mind

Presence
of
Mind
is an acrostic for pom.

Definition of the noun presence of mind

What does presence of mind mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency

Alternative definition of the noun presence of mind

noun

  1. Focused alertness, quick-thinking resourcefulness, stability of thought and feeling, or good sense, especially in spite of circumstances which are distracting, stressful, or otherwise challenging.

Film

"Presence of Mind" is a 1999 drama film directed by Antoni Aloy. The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. A woman is hired to watch over two recently orphaned children, Flora and her brother Miles. The woman starts seeing ghosts and the children begin some very peculiar and disturbing behavior.

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Google previewHow to Worship as a Presbyterian (2001)

by Dean W. Chapman

The religious presence of mind is an altered state of consciousness, in which all track of time is lost. We take pleasure...

Google previewThe Prentice Mulford Premium Collection: “New Thought” Studies, Novels & Memoirs (2015)

Thoughts Are Things, The God In You, Your Forces and How to Use Them, Life By Land and Sea, Swamp Angel and more (Wisdom & Empowerment Series) by Prentice Mulford

Presence of mind means the ability to call up at a moment's notice, in any emergency, all your judgment, reason, tact, decision,

Google previewYour Forces and How to Use Them (Six Volumes - Complete Edition) (2015)

New Thought Empowerment - From the Author of Thoughts are Things, The God in You, Gift of Spirit and The Gift of Understanding by Prentice Mulford

Presence of mind means the ability to call up at a moment's notice, in any emergency, all your judgment, reason, tact, decision,

Google previewTHE WHITE CROSS LIBRARY. YOUR FORCES, AND HOW TO USE THEM. VOL. III. (2017)

by PRENTICE MULFORD

Presence of mind means the ability to call up at a moment's notice, in any emergeriey, all your judgment, reason, tact, decision,

Google previewThe Medical Magician (1887)

How to Preserve Health and Cure Disease. An Exposition of the Progress of Medical Knowledge as Exemplified in the Successful Treatment of Obstinate and Long-standing Maladies by the New Method Cure by James C. Kennedy (M.D.)

Presence of Mind is the best safe-guard against accidents, while nervousness and excitement always increase the...

yet presence of mind is a quality that can be cultivated, and what most inspires confidence and preserves presence of mind ...

Google previewThe Theatrical Inquisitor for ... (1820)

PRESENCE OF MIND is a very rare, but a very happy and useful talent, and is a certain guard against many mischiefs and inconveniencies to which human life is continually exposed. It is THEATRICAL INQUISITOR. 115 Pope, Alexander 11 ...

Google previewThe 33 Strategies of War (2007)

by Robert Greene, Joost Elffers

Understand: presence of mind is the ability to detach yourself from all that, to see the whole battlefield, the whole picture, with clarity. All great generals have this quality. And what gives you that mental distance is preparation, mastering the ...

Google previewGreat and good deeds of Danes, Norwegians, and Holsteinians, collected by O. Malling, and tr. by the author of A tour in Zealand (A.A. Feldborg). (1807)

by Danske

Presence of mind is the gift of nature, not the result of study.

Google previewThe Poetics of Philosophy [A Reading of Plato] (2008)

by David A. Ross

So, the presence of mind is the working out of the essence essential to that intelligence showing itself. That the mind shows intelligence is essential to the mind being mind. A mind without intelligence is not ...

Google previewWalter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography (2002)

by Gerhard Richter

To say that presence of mind is a presence of body is to say that the former is the opposite of what it names on the surface, and Geist is canceled by Leib (Weidmann, "Das Spiel" ...

Google previewGalignani's Messenger (1825)

The Spirit of the English Journals. 1825,2

Presence of mind is an invaluable quality; but the bravest man alive cannot be sure of conmanding it in a moment of sudden and terrific peril.— (New. ( 5alignants .

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

A good bodily strength is a felicity of nature, but nothing comparable to a large understanding and ready presence of mind. L'Estrange. 'Tis a high point of philosophy and virtue for a man to be so present to himself as to be always provided ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Presence of mind; readiness, s. An anxious application, s. - Languor; want of strength, s. Nicety; petty elegance, s. Want of edge; rudeness, s. Heat; violence ; fury, s. Fitness; quickness of apprehension, s. Readiness; alacrity, s. An abrupt ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1848)

Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)

Presence of mind, a calm collected state of the mind, with its faculties ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

Presence of mind, a calm collected state of the mind, with its faculties at command; undisturbed state of the thoughts. A good bodily strength is a felicity ...

Google previewA new and enlarged military dictionary, or, Alphabetical explanation of technical terms (1810)

by Charles James

Presence of mind. There is a very remarkable instance of that species of j presence of mind which gives a sudden turn to public opinion, and, as it were, electrifies the human mind. When a dangerous mutiny broke out among the Roman ...

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Most important was to remain focused and always have presence of mind. (Nafisa Joseph)
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