Definition of Presence of mind

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




Definition of Presence of mind

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Literary usage of Presence of mind

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1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"His arrangement and presence of mind render him particularly qualified for joint operations. Captain Carthew, of the Gloire, and Captain Malcolm, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"If I had had presence of mind I should have ... 760 ered myself and kissed his feet, but I had no presence of mind, and so I lay there and grovelled till ..."

3. The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Thomas Seccombe, William Strang, J. B. Clark (1895)
"CHAPTER V The effects of great activity and presence of mind—A favourite hound described, which pups while pursuing a hare ; the hare also litters while ..."

4. The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1900)
"... presence of mind in common life ; for ordinarily presence of mind means preparedness of mind, through previous reflection upon possible contingencies. ..."

5. The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1900)
"... presence of mind in common life ; for ordinarily presence of mind means preparedness of mind, through previous reflection upon possible contingencies. ..."

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