man of action


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Noun1.man of action - someone inclined to act first and think laterman of action - someone inclined to act first and think later
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
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Some of the masters whose influence left a trace upon my character to this very day, combined a fierceness of conception with a certitude of execution upon the basis of just appreciation of means and ends which is the highest quality of the man of action. And an artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
Presently a hart entered the glade in full view of him, grazing peacefully, and instantly the man of action awoke.
He was a man of action, and he wanted her, Dede Mason, the woman; he wanted her to love him and to be loved by him; and he wanted all this glorious consummation then and there.
I offered Richard the service of my Free Lances, and he refused them I will lead them to Hull, seize on shipping, and embark for Flanders; thanks to the bustling times, a man of action will always find employment.
"And tell him," cried a voice, "that I am not too old yet for a man of action."
But the novice was a strategist as well as a man of action. Springing forward, he hurled his unwieldy weapon at brother Ambrose, and, as desk and monk clattered on to the floor together, he sprang through the open door and down the winding stair.
He would not have preferred the poet or man of action to the philosopher, or the virtue of custom to the virtue based upon ideas.
'He is projecting himself as a man of action and its being accepted well by our people.
The first time Moses was told by God to bring forth water from a rock, he was indeed ordered to smite it with his staff (Exodus 17:6), but that was when he had not yet learned to change from a man of action to a man of words.
He also signed off for the year with a brave course-anddistance to Man Of Action, whom he meets on far more agreeable terms in the Lincoln.
Roger Varian's five-year-old won the Spring Mile over course and distance at last year's meeting and returned to Doncaster to post an excellent second to Man Of Action at the St Leger festival.
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