man of action

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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.
asked Alleyne, to whom the archer's light gossip had all the relish that the words of the man of action have for the recluse.
And tell him," cried a voice, "that I am not too old yet for a man of action.
Kim flinched under the leather, and, rolling sideways, brought down the Chaplain, who, ever a man of action, caught him by the throat and nearly choked the life out of him.
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.
Under the hesitation of his projects, he had for some time kept himself in the background, and he felt that he should this morning resume his old position as a man of action and influence in the public affairs of the town where he expected to end his days.
He was essentially a man of action, however, and speedily recovered from his temporary impotence.
Writing things and reading things were not the same as doing things, and himself primarily a man of action, doing things was alone comprehensible.
Dentsu handpicked Man Of Action Entertainment, creators of Ben 10 and Generator Rex, to create, write and executive produce the all-new Mega Man animated series.
Midrashic explanations are generally given for this (see Exodus Rabbah 9:10), but it can be seen as a retraining of Moses to behave as a man of words, instructing Aaron rather than always serving as a man of action to achieve his goals.
Captain Sir Richard Spencer was a 19th-century man of action, a rising star during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and a Government Resident of Albany, Australia.
This could be just the thing for a man of action wearing assault boots and wielding a Bridgestone Whopper.