vision quest


Definition of vision quest

: a solitary vigil by an adolescent American Indian boy to seek spiritual power and learn through a vision the identity of his usually animal or bird guardian spirit

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Just last month, for example, saw the vision quest that was the car door that people thought looked a lot like the beach. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Is it a Bird or Bunny? The Internet Is Really Having a Hard Time With the Animal in This Divisive Video," 21 Aug. 2019 Growing up in the '70s and '80s, life was all about the vision quest. Cathy Schulman, Glamour, "Nobody Talks About the 'Otherhood' Stage of Life—So I Made a Movie About It," 2 Aug. 2019 Vedauwoo is several miles from Curt Gowdy via scenic Happy Jack Road and was formerly visited by Arapahoe men on vision quests. Dina Mishev, Dallas News, "In Cheyenne, the Wild West hasn't been totally tamed," 16 July 2019 The latter, pronounced VEE-da-voo, is several miles from Curt Gowdy via scenic Happy Jack Road and was formerly visited by Arapahoe men on vision quests. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Cheyenne," 10 July 2019 What seems more likely, if Brienne did in fact kill Stannis at the end of Season 5, is that his Season 8 appearance will take the form of a flashback or weird Bran vision quest moment or something. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Stannis Baratheon Is Returning to 'Game of Thrones' in Season 8, According to Stephen Dillane's Wikipedia Page," 6 Apr. 2019 When T’Challa goes on his vision quests, he is greeted by all his ancestors on an eye-popping African savanna. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Black Panther Review: Every Great Superhero Needs an Even Better Supervillain," 16 Feb. 2018 Fourth, Hancock has spent decades in his vision quest to find the sages who brought us civilization. Michael Shermer, Scientific American, "No, There Wasn't an Advanced Civilization 12,000 Years Ago," 1 June 2017 Glenn plays a crazy person—or maybe a modern-day prophet, or maybe both—who heads off to Australia on a wild vision quest. Michael Sebastian, Esquire, "Scott Glenn Is a Deeply Philosophical Bad Ass," 29 Aug. 2017

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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