1. 〔決意〕determination, resolution;〔熱意〕zeal;〔熱願〕an ardent wish ((for; to do))
    • 生きようという一念が患者を回復へ向かわせた
    • The patient's determination to live led to his recovery.
    • 母に会いたい一念から上京した
    • She came to Tokyo out of a single-minded desire to see her mother.
    • 私の一念はきっとあの方に通じると思います
    • I'm sure he will understand my 「real feelings [earnest determination].
    • 一念天に通ず
    • ((諺)) Faith will move mountains.
  1. 一念発起the determination to accomplish something
    • 60歳になってから彼女は一念発起してドイツ語の勉強を始めた
    • At sixty, she 「firmly made up her mind to study [took the plunge and started studying] German.