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Word: visionary

Definition: produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas

Sentences Containing 'visionary'

Abby Leigh (born June 26, 1948) is an American artist whose work has been described as recalling Yayoi Kusama and the "visionary abstraction of Arthur Dove".
Ann Karus Meeropol "A Practical Visionary: Mary Emma WOolley and the Education of Women" diss.
Beck is a recipient of the Disney Corporation's Jack Linquist Award for Innovation, the American Red Cross's Clara Barton Award for humanitarian service in the arts, and the University of California, Irvine, Medal, the university's highest honor, for "visionary leadership in building community."
Before the 1970s, Harkin was viewed as a visionary conservationist and creator of Canada’s national park system.
Creative Commons hailed this decision as a victory for free culture as well as visionary leadership.
Cyrus Crane Willmore, for whom the neighborhood's second park is named, became the visionary developer of the St.
For all that his simplicity never reached so high a pitch that he could persuade himself it was not the plain and simple truth, without any deception whatever about it, that he had been blanketed by beings of flesh and blood, and not by visionary and imaginary phantoms, as his master believed and protested.
Founded by British entrepreneurial visionary Richard Wrigley and successful Brooklyn businessman Robert D'Addona, the Manhattan Brewing Company pioneered the brewpub concept in New York City.
From childhood she had been somewhat of a visionary, and in her autobiographical works she describes her visions in many places, often prompted by hard pondering on philosophical problems occurring in literature.
He became a visionary real estate developer, anticipating the influx of Hollywood elite and other wealthy residents who would be lured by the burgeoning film industry.
He is a great visionary who gave shape to the modern era of Molecular imprinting for which he has been awarded the plaque at the international meeting of molecular imprinting in 2010 in New Orleans, United States of America.
He was described by Marian McPartland as "one of the world's great visionary pianists and composers".
Here I have a garden laid out in such a way as to afford the fullest scope for the imagination, and furnished with thickly grown trees, beneath whose leafy screen a visionary like myself may conjure up phantoms at will.
His father’s family is descended from Florian Hitz, the first Swiss ambassador to the United States, and the elder Hitz was a civic leader and devoted visionary at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
His music has been described as "deep and tranquil" and "full of highly visionary soundscapes".
His uncle, Vakkom Moulavi, was a visionary, social reformer, scholar, educationist, writer, journalist and the proprietor of "Swadeshabhimani" newspaper.
I parted from them at the wicket-gate, where visionary Strap had rested with Roderick Random's knapsack in the days of yore; and, instead of going straight back, walked a little distance on the road to Lowestoft.
IGN's Todd Gilchrist acclaimed Zack Snyder as a cinematic visionary and "a possible redeemer of modern moviemaking."
In 1964, he recruited as dean a visionary who believed in the power of economics to solve a host of problems.
In Bangladesh, he is referred with honor as "Shilpacharya" (Great Teacher of the Arts) in Bangladesh for his artistic and visionary qualities.
In essence, Aderca depicted Proust as a "Symbolist novelist" and a visionary subverter of the classical novel.
It has been observed to be most effective when used in counterattacks by teams with quick and visionary attackers.
It was published in 1936 by the Visionary Publishing Company in an edition of 100 copies.
Jakob Lorber (22 July 1800 – 24 August 1864) was a Christian mystic and visionary from the Duchy of Styria, who promoted liberal Universalism.
James D.G. Dunn has stated that, while the apostle Paul's resurrection experience was "visionary in character" and "non-physical, non-material", the accounts in the Gospels are very different.
Kimera, with her four-octave range and visionary approach to art, has intrigued and fascinated many.
Leroy Hood, MD, PhD (born October 10, 1938 in Missoula, Montana) is a world-renowned scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and visionary.
Luz Amelia Henao de Olier was a visionary.
Madge Gill (1882–1961), born Maude Ethel Eades, was an English outsider and visionary artist. Early years.
Manikkavasagar's "Tiruvacakam" and "Tirukovayar" are compiled as the eighth "Tirumurai" and is full of visionary experience, divine love and urgent striving for truth.
Mihaela Dordea mirrored Octave in an interview with the artist in 1999 as a composer with a ""visionary thinking"", with a melos ""come from other worlds"" that sends a ""clear pacifying message"".
Nils Kvale was a visionary and competent product developer.
Redmoon has always been led by visionary Artistic Director(s) who emphasized a collaborative process of art making.
She also painted powerful and intensely spiritual visionary interpretations of the Bible, in a style that differed radically from her memory paintings.
She has positioned herself as a visionary leader, bringing to the College a level of energy and imagination suitable for a progressive young college combined with the seriousness and determination of an institution that is, as she noted in her inaugural address, "coming of age."
She was well known as a visionary of her times, and as a counselor to King Philip IV through a correspondence that lasted throughout each of their lifetimes and is documented in over six hundred letters between them.
Shuman's visionary ideals, most of which were not publicly accepted until sixty years later, were evident when he made the statement, "One thing I feel sure of... is that the human race must finally utilize direct sun power or revert to barbarism."
Similarly, ethical leadership “falls within the nexus of inspiring, stimulating, and visionary leader behaviors that make up transformational and charismatic leadership”4.
Sindhu is considered a technical visionary in the field of high performance and networked computing.
Smith recounts in the 2010 documentary "Huxley on Huxley" meeting the great visionary at his desert home.
So powerful were these visionary considerations in my boyish mind, that I seem, according to my present way of thinking, to have left school without natural regret.
The addition of intertwining ribbons seems to have been influenced by a combination of 19th century theatrical fashion and visionary individuals such as John Ruskin in the 19th century.
The FIVB's strategy eventually proved visionary: at the turn of the century, the World League was fully consolidated as a major international volleyball event.
The most visionary enthusiasts would scarce be capable of proposing such a measure, with any serious hopes at least of its ever being adopted.
The splendid but visionary ideas which are set forth in that and some other works upon the same principles, still continue to make an impression upon many people, and have, perhaps, in part, contributed to that excess of banking, which has of late been complained of, both in Scotland and in other places.
They are commonly dissatisfied with the return of peace, which puts an end to their amusement, and to a thousand visionary hopes of conquest and national glory, from a longer continuance of the war.
This was a fanatical secret society founded in Carinthia by the visionary Agnes Wirsinger and by a priest, Johann Holzer of Gmünd.
When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter to quit paradise for earth heaven for hell!
Yet he concedes to Panofsky's view of a "thoughtfulness on the high, wrinkled forehead, visionary force in the dreamy yet steady eyes, a formidable strength of passion in the wide, firm mouth."
``My good friend,''said Valentine,``I should take you for a visionary, and should tremble for your reason, if I were always to hear you talk in a strain similar to this.

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