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We will lose them to countries that take a more enlightened attitude to globalisation and its challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its education ministry has introduced the enlightened policy that its schools must teach all world religions equally. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such an enlightened approach is a benefit to the nation and to the teachers themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are more enlightened and democratic views and there are conservative views. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Government can learn from its enlightened approach. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Since then we have made enormous technical progress and become more enlightened in our attitudes to preserving the environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My mother was not in favour but my father took a more enlightened view and my request was granted. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Such an enlightened approach would work. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She credits her employer's enlightened attitude to flexible working as a factor in her success. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's not about having the most enlightened views. The Sun (2015)It is a more enlightened approach - and more successful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nearly all the kind things people do in the world are done in the name of enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in an enlightened modern democracy, should one be put into a position to have to do so? Times, Sunday Times (2009)They must decide whether to vote out of a sense of duty to the past or out of enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Does anyone seriously expect the Germany of the future to be a more enlightened, tolerant place? The Sun (2015)The Brecon Beacons setting and enlightened booking policy make this a gentle gem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's also a matter of enlightened self-interest. Positive Parent Power (1991)In retrospect, it is clear that the change can be explained more by changes to the structure of the economy than by enlightened social policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He says: 'I benefited from a very enlightened education policy. The Sun (2010)Changing the workplace, rather than the workforce, is a more enlightened policy. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsHelping now is more than an act of conscience; it is also an act of enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A significant part of any humane justice system in a liberal society is rehabilitation and cricket can be proud in this instance of its enlightened attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the contrary, it should be to rekindle and harness the ambition of the Victorians for a more tolerant and enlightened age. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I've tried to find a balance between integrity and enlightened self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: enlightened ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone or their attitudes as enlightened, you mean that they have sensible, modern attitudes and ways of dealing with things.
Enlightened companies include their human resources in their estimation of the firm's worth.
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