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

Examples of vision quest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kayce’s vision quest at the end of season four could possibly be a sign that things are going to have to change. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Apr. 2022 Suriano’s vision quest took him to a lot of places. Eli Mckown, Detroit Free Press, 20 Mar. 2022 The voyage, the pilgrimage, the vision quest are part of our mental circuitry. James Parker, The Atlantic, 4 Aug. 2021 In the show centered around the God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, Loki is taken through a vision quest by Mobius M. Mobius, played by Owen Wilson. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 9 June 2021 Listening to an Israel Nash album can be like embarking on a vision quest. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 3 May 2021 The district office is on a vision quest while our students get inadequate services and families relocate or enroll their kids in private schools. oregonlive, 28 Apr. 2021 On a more personal level, Baumer's walk is a vision quest. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2020 To such people, the Crow Sun Dance, or the ordeal of the vision quest, or Buddhist principles of nonattachment and transience might be more than metaphor. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 24 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of vision quest

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Vision quest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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