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n. Hinduism
One of the principal Hindu deities, worshiped as the protector and preserver of worlds. Vishnu is often conceived as a member of the trimurti along with Brahma and Shiva.

[Sanskrit Viṣṇuḥ.]
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(Hinduism) Hinduism the Pervader or Sustainer: originally a solar deity occupying a secondary place in the Hindu pantheon; later one of the three chief gods, the second member of the Trimurti; and, later still, the saviour appearing in many incarnations
[C17: from Sanskrit Viṣṇu, literally: the one who works everywhere]
ˈVishnuˌism n
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(ˈvɪʃ nu)

“the Preserver,” the second member of the Hindu Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destroyer, believed to have descended from heaven to earth in several incarnations.
[< Skt viṣṇu]
Vish′nu•ism, n.
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Noun1.Vishnu - the sustainerVishnu - the sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
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References in classic literature ?
'By all means if you vish it,' retorted Mr Scaley; 'and the ninepence.'
When I do gom virst here, I myself do to giss Violed vunce vish. But she do push dze zide of my face, and my lof is durned to hate.'
Weller, 'as vell as for the other kind and gen'rous people o' the same purfession, as sets people by the ears, free gratis for nothin', and sets their clerks to work to find out little disputes among their neighbours and acquaintances as vants settlin' by means of lawsuits--all I can say o' them is, that I vish they had the reward I'd give 'em.'
'Vell,' said Sam, rising and setting down his glass, 'all I can say is, that I vish you MAY get it.'
Two persons separated from the crowd and followed the two gentlemen; and when they had walked down Gaunt Square a few score of paces, one of the men came up and, touching Rawdon on the shoulder, said, "Beg your pardon, Colonel, I vish to speak to you most particular." This gentleman's acquaintance gave a loud whistle as the latter spoke, at which signal a cab came clattering up from those stationed at the gate of Gaunt House--and the aide-de-camp ran round and placed himself in front of Colonel Crawley.
The women are awkwardly reunited as mammy comes over from Ireland to visit the in-laws - Shona's boyfriend Vish's family - who turn out to be completely adorable, even when they're subtly enquiring as to when Vish and Shona might have children, and are still displaying a framed picture of Vish and his ex-wife.
The women are awkwardly reunited as mammy Eileen comes over from Ireland to visit the in-laws - Shona's boyfriend Vish's family.
This Way Up Channel 4, Thur, 10pm Tensions are high as Aine and Shona's mother travels over from Ireland to visit Vish's family.
This Way Up 10pm, Channel 4 Aisling Bea's heartfelt comedy drama continues as Aine and Richard's relationship becomes rather awkward thanks to a dinner invite and a misunderstanding.Still reeling from those events, she invents a reason for spending the weekend with her sister Shona, which doesn't go down well with Vish. Later, Shona tells Charlotte how worried she is about Aine.
Vish Kathuria, prosecuting, said Kerry Reardon was so scared when Crawford arrived that she locked herself in the bathroom.
In my experience, it's been way easier to vish a company than it's been to phish a company.
Summary: Peers describe TPG's Vish Narain as a smart investor and a great leader.