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.

Examples of moving force/spirit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barbie has become a tectonic-plate moving force at the box office in a way that few could have predicted. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Aug. 2023 But in 2017, Glasscock concluded that Warren and Energy Transfer executives were the moving force behind sinking the deal and rebuffed their bid for a $1.5 billion breakup fee. Dallas News, 3 Jan. 2022 Our city like our great lake, can be a powerful, moving force, full of progressive industry, health care, entertainment and growth. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 27 July 2021

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“Moving force/spirit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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