moving force/spirit

moving force/spirit
moving force/spirit
: someone or something that causes something to happen

one of modern sculpture's moving spirits

He has been the moving force/spirit behind the project from the beginning.

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Main Entry:moving

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  • (a) moving force — a moving force/spirit/ phrase someone who makes something happen She was the moving force behind the new arts programme. Thesaurus: something that encourages something or someonesynonym Main entry: moving …   Useful english dictionary

  • moving */*/ — UK [ˈmuːvɪŋ] / US [ˈmuvɪŋ] adjective 1) making you feel emotional His letter was deeply moving. The film tells the moving story of a doomed love affair. 2) used for describing something that is moving or that is able to move He was pushed from a… …   English dictionary

  • moving — mov|ing [ muvıŋ ] adjective ** making you feel emotional: His letter was deeply moving. The movie tells the moving story of a doomed love affair. a moving force/spirit someone who makes something happen: She was the moving force behind the new… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • moving — [[t]mu͟ːvɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is moving, it makes you feel strongly an emotion such as sadness, pity, or sympathy. It is very moving to see how much strangers can care for each other... It was a moving moment for Marianne. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • Spirit — Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit butterfly — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit duck — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit lamp — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit level — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit of hartshorn — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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