from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of vast intellect or great versatility of mind.


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  • A myriad-minded polymath and inventor, he acquired, even in his own lifetime, the aura of a magus.

    We Are Blind to Her Charms 2009

  • For this reason, the British poet Coleridge whose opinions on literary matters, though rarely original, are asserted with a singular authority deservedly describes the Bard as “our myriad-minded Shakespeare.”

    Nevermore Harold Schechter 1999

  • Possibly posterity may have to deal with another myriad-minded dramatist whose poverty is better than other men's riches; but it must not be rashly presumed that he is likely to appear at all; or, if at all, with the same deficiency of learning which was not unnatural three hundred years back.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851 Various

  • I could not, I thought, do better than keep before me the earliest work of the greatest genius that perhaps human nature has yet produced, our myriad-minded Shakespeare.

    English literary criticism Various

  • Unless he were the Providence which numbers all hairs of the head, he had not got the start of the majestic world so far as that, however myriad-minded we may consider him.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880. Various

  • ‘Give us men of culture, with noble traditions, but not so wedded to the past that they will not grasp the present and salute the future;’ and such are the quick-witted, myriad-minded Japanese, who, with a marvellous power of imitation, ever somehow contrive to engraft their own specialities upon those of Western lands.

    Religion in Japan

  • When I turn from the contemplation of this sad picture, and think how many fall victims to the same vice in my own country, I cannot help feeling that the "myriad-minded poet" wrote the following lines as an especial warning and legacy to the Anglo-Saxon and the Celt: --

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada Henry A. Murray

  • My revelation will in nowise lower this "myriad-minded man" in the just estimation of the world.

    Was Shakespeare a Barber? The Secret of the Bard's Private Life Revealed at Last 1914

  • It is maintained that the man who wrote the plays was not merely myriad-minded, but also myriad-accomplished: that he not only knew some thousands of things about human life in all its shades and grades, and about the hundred arts and trades and crafts and professions which men busy themselves in, but that he could talk about the men and their grades and trades accurately, making no mistakes.

    Is Shakespeare Dead? 1909

  • In the "myriad-minded man," in his "oceanic mind," he finds all the material that he needs for the making of a complete aesthetics.

    Poems of Coleridge Arthur Symons 1905


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