How to use Visionary in a sentence
Another visionary American colony, led by a certain Adams, came in 1866.
He was able, active and enlightened, but he was a visionary rather than a man of affairs or sound judgment.
Like the other schiomachists of their epoch, they fought with phantoms in a visionary realm.
His eagerness to understand the relationship of man to the universe led him to the Kabbala, where these mysteries seemed to be explained, and from these unsubstantial materials he constructed, so far as it can be understood, his visionary philosophy.
Almost at the same date that visionary revival of the Western Empire, which had imposed for six centuries upon the imagination of medieval Europe, hampering Italy and impeding the consolidation of Germany, ceased to reckon among political actualities; while its more robust rival, the Roman Church, seemed likely to sink into the rank of a petty Italian principality.Advertisement
From 1882 till 1887 his prime minister was Walter Murray Gibson (1823-1888), a singular and romantic genius, a visionary adventurer and a shrewd politician, who had been imprisoned by the Dutch government in Batavia in 1852 on a charge of inciting insurrection in Sumatra, and had arrived at Honolulu in 1861 with the intention of leading a Mormon colony to the East Indies.
In Rome there ensued, during the pontificate of Clement, the revolutions of the visionary Cola di Rienzo (q.v.) who restored the old republic, though not for long.
He displayed the heroic, epic value of American history, its unity with the great central stream, and dispelled for ever the extravagant conceptions of a sentimental world just emerging from the visionary philosophy of the 18th century.
Clothed in a visionary body, in the likeness of a man of thirty years old, the Son made his appearance in the fifteenth year of Tiberius, and preached in the synagogue at Capernaum.
The theory was purely democratic, but was all ready to be transformed, by means of a series of fictions and implications, into an imperialist doctrine; and in like manner it contained a visionary plan of reformation which ended, not in the separation of the church from the state, but in the subjection of the church to the state.Advertisement
It is useless to make experiments with hysterical and visionary people, "whose word no man relies on"; they may have the hallucinatory experiences, but they would say that they had in any case.
The main feature of the visionary design is the oval shape of the covered Forum.
Yet the stone has not fallen from the summit of the holy hill, and the Colossus of the German Empire has not crumbled into dust, which is more than can be said for the pope's inspirations, which led him to expect the sudden withdrawal of the Italians from Rome, and a solution of the Roman question in the sense inspired by his visionary policy.
It's a brilliant, perhaps even visionary, idea.
He became a visionary.Advertisement
We must bear in mind that he was no cold systematic thinker, but an Oriental visionary, brought up in crass superstition, and without intellectual discipline; a man whose nervous temperament had been powerfully worked on by ascetic austerities, and who was all the more irritated by the opposition he encountered, because he had little of the heroic in his nature.
He took a sincere interest in social and political reform, but towards specific "reforms" his attitude was somewhat remote and visionary.
Druids Fantasy contains a natural source of D-lysergic acid amide, together with intoxicating herbal extracts, for a truly visionary experience.
His whole behavior reflected spiritual idealism, with sometimes the postures of a visionary, sometimes the frank outbursts of a child.
On the edge visionary power of and surveilled mickey includes a world.Advertisement
Is history being rewritten simply so we can confer sainthood on a modern business visionary?
Salvia is a truly unique visionary herb and when treated with respect can reward you and guide you toward greater self-knowledge and harmony.
His visionary voice is potentially stifled by sorrow and grief, and he attempts to contain that dangerous erosion of his prophetic vision.
We need a courageous visionary Government, who are willing to take the lead and set an example.
Many saw Powell as a true visionary, voicing the concerns which were held at the time.Advertisement
Actually Winstanley was more of a religious visionary than a political leader.
Gary was a leading visionary with the Highways Agency in developing and promoting the CAT procurement techniques.
To me he is a great American visionary who should not slip through the cracks any more.
We will work to ensure that everyone understands and recognizes the value of the natural environment, is not visionary enough.
Indeed the current developments in community sentencing are a culmination of many years of sometimes visionary, often pragmatic, reforms.Advertisement
Some people may claim that the proposals are too visionary.
His father was pre-eminent for practical genius, his mother a woman of half-wild blood, weird, visionary and terrible; and Alexander himself is singular among men of action for the imaginative splendours which guided him, and among romantic dreamers for the things he achieved.
But to the Magyars they were the immemorial strongholds of their liberties, the last defences of their constitution; and the attempt to suppress them, which made every county a centre of disaffection and resistance, was the action not of a statesman, but of a visionary.
By this time Burgers was no longer blinded by _the foolish optimism of a visionary who had woven finespun theories of what an ideal republic might be.
Four years later, in 1831, the Introduction a l'histoire universelle showed a very different style, exhibiting no doubt the idiosyncrasy and literary power of the writer to greater advantage, but also displaying the peculiar visionary qualities which made Michelet the most stimulating, but the most untrustworthy (not in facts, which he never consciously falsifies, but in suggestion) of all historians.Advertisement
It embraces the phenomena of the visionary appearance of lakes in arid deserts, the images of ships and icebergs, frequently seen as if inverted and suspended in the atmosphere in the Polar Regions, the Fata Morgana, and "looming" as witnessed in mists or fogs.
It 's tremendous to have musicians as visionary as you at work in this country.
Certainly both the artist 's crystalline, glacial brushwork and intense ultramarine skies recall the visionary realism of early Flemish painting.
Catching the wave will require visionary leadership in Africa.
No pleasant chat William Blake, beside being a visionary poet, worked also as a commercial artist.Advertisement
Here, the visionary architect was given total freedom to indulge his unique style.
As a successful and visionary entrepreneur she gave us her top tips for success and these are listed below.
Established in 1983 by its visionary founder, Gilbert de Botton, GAM has been owned by UBS AG since 1999.
Sometimes even just having the rare opportunity to spend time away from the everyday pressures of running a business can catalyze more visionary thinking.
It 's a brilliant, perhaps even visionary, idea.Advertisement
We hope that the Educators SIG will grow and be visionary in the field of perioperative practice development and practice education.
If you're contemplating a visionary product idea, you often need a sizable investment; more than the typical problem-solving product.
Visionary Supplies has Sheer Vision night driving glasses in metal, plastic and wraparound frame styles.
The show also honors renowned stylists and presents the coveted Visionary Award to the hairstylist voted "most creative."
The Visionary Award was launched in 2004 by Alternative Hair president Anthony Mascolo.Advertisement
Through this exciting event, hairdressers are invited to submit an image to the Visionary Photo Image Award competition.
It's not just the Visionary Award that allows hairdressers to go all out, though.
Like the old adage says, you tend to get what you pay for, and you can expect to pay at least $250.00 US for each of Syla's visionary swimsuits.
Jean Mantelet was a visionary when it came to appliances and gadgets.
With such a storied and colorful history to tell, it's no wonder that Sprouse's visionary designs continue to inspire and energize fashion-conscious individuals all over the world.
It can mean mystical, magical, artistic or visionary traits.
That's the not-so-secret secret behind founder Dominique McClain Barteet's visionary idea for a shoe that presents women with variety.
The Forrester patriarch is Eric (John McCook) who began Forrester Creations with his visionary eye for fashion and wife Stephanie's (Susan Flannery) money.
Firefly is undeniably one of the most visionary and realistic science fiction stories that has ever been told on screen.
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Even Sagan's detractors agree that he was a true visionary for science and for the field of astronomy.
The visionary Olay Pro X line was created in collaboration between a group of renowned dermatologists and Proctor and Gamble scientists known as the Alliance.
The alliance with the Mongols remained, from the first to the last, something of a chimera; and the last visionary hope vanished when the Mongols finally embraced Mahommedanism, as, by the end of the 14th century, they had almost universally done.
Moreover, there will always be a difficulty in determining what belongs to his actual vision and what to the literary skill or free invention of the author, seeing that the visionary must be dependent on memory and past experience for the forms and much of the matter of the actual vision.
Even if there were no such unmistakable expressions as these, the most cursory glance into Saint-Simon's writings is enough to reveal the thread of connexion between the ingenious visionary and the systematic thinker.
Visionary as his educational schemes (chiefly promulgated in Emile) are in parts, they are admirable in others, and his protest against mothers refusing to nurse their children hit a blot in French life which is not removed yet, and has always been a source of weakness to the nation.
Among the visionary Franciscans, enthusiastic adherents of Joachim's prophecies, arose above all the conviction that the pope was Antichrist, or at least his precursor.
From the stores of valuable materials contained in those ten volumes, it will be enough here to cite (1) the Ricordi politici, already noticed, consisting of about 400 aphorisms on political and social topics; (2) the observations on Machiavelli's Discorsi, which bring into remarkable relief the views of Italy's two great theorists on statecraft in the 16th century, and show that Guicciardini regarded Machiavelli somewhat as an amiable visionary or political enthusiast; (3) the Storia Fiorentina, an early work of the author, distinguished by its animation of style, brilliancy of portraiture, and liberality of judgment; and (4) the Dialogo del reggimento di Firenze, also in all probability an early work, in which the various forms of government suited to an Italian commonwealth are discussed with infinite subtlety, contrasted, and illustrated from the vicissitudes of Florence up to the year 1 494.
As an idea, the empire grew in visionary power, and remained one of the chief obstacles in the way of both Italian and German national coherence.
His theories of life were very different from theirs; and they had taken a strong line against his Maxims of the Saints, holding that visionary theories of perfection were ill-fitted for a world where even the holiest could.
As one result of the strike of 1890 a movement was set afoot by a number of enthusiasts, more visionary than practical, that has resulted in a measure of more or less disaster.
The popular notion that Bentham was a morose visionary is far removed from fact.
All that kind of pre-established harmony Wagner left behind him the moment he deserted the heroes and villains of romantic opera for the visionary and true tragedy of gods and demi-gods, giants and gnomes, with beauty, nobility and love in the wrong, and the forces of destruction and hate set free by blind justice.
The German consul at Pretoria at this j uncture as a volatile, sanguine man, with visionary ideas of the important part Germany was to play in the future as the patron and ally of the South African Republic, and of the extent to which the Bismarckian policy might go in abetting an anti-British campaign.
Furthermore, the visionary who is found at most periods of great spiritual excitement was forced by the prejudice of his time, which refused to acknowledge any inspiration in the present, to ascribe his visionary experiences and reinterpretations of the mysterious traditions of his people to some heroic figure of the past.
So far as appears from her writings and contemporary records, she was a visionary of the ordinary type, distinguished only by the audacity and persistency of her pretensions.
Still thinking that foreign nations could be coerced through their commercial interests, he scouted as visionary the idea that Great Britain would go to war on a refusal to carry Jay's treaty into effect, thinking it inconceivable that Great Britain "would wantonly make war" upon a country which was the best market she had in the world for her manufactures, and one with which her export trade was so much larger than her import.
Henry Clay, contrasting him with Jefferson, said that Jefferson had more genius, Madison more judgment and common sense; that Jefferson was a visionary and a theorist; Madison cool, dispassionate, practical, and safe.'
The ideas of universal monarchy and of indivisible Christendom, incorporated in the Holy Roman Empire and the Roman Church, had so far lost their hold that scope was offered for the introduction of new theories both of state and church which would have seemed visionary or impious to the medieval mind.
Petrarch, who in politics was no less visionary than Rienzi, hailed the advent of a founder and deliverer in the self-styled tribune.
Accordingly, we find him journeying again in 1351 to Vaucluse, again refusing the office of papal secretary, again planning visionary reforms for the Roman people, and beginning that 'curious fragment of an autobiography which is known as the Epistle to Posterity.
The father seems to have been an energetic, visionary man, who, dying while his only son was a little lad, left to his family no better provision than a lawsuit against the municipality of the town of Aix It was at Aix, which figures as Plassans in so many of his novels, that the boy received the first part of his education.
How, then, it may well be asked, can this be consistent with reality of visionary experience ?
Having received an offer of an appointment as travelling tutor and chaplain to the young prince of Eutin-Holstein, he abandoned his somewhat visionary scheme of a social reconstruction of a Russian province.
In his larger political relations Sixtus, strangely enough, showed himself visionary and vacillating.
The middle ages had been satisfied with absurd and visionary notions about the world around them, while the body of man was regarded with too much suspicion to be studied.
Hence the terms Utopia and Utopian are also used to denote any visionary scheme of reform or social theory, especially those which fail to recognize defects inherent in human nature.
Saint-Pierre's works are almost entirely occupied with an acute though generally visionary criticism of politics, law and social institutions.
She keeps her eye on the object, but adds, like Wordsworth, the visionary gleam, and receives from nature but what she herself gives.
There were philosophic and philanthropic elements in his political faith which will always lead some to class him as a visionary and fanatic; but although he certainly indulged at times in dreams at which one may still smile, he was not, properly speaking, a visionary; nor can he with justice be stigmatized as a fanatic. He felt fervently, was not afraid to risk all on the conclusions to which his heart and his mind led him, declared himself with openness and energy; and he spoke and even wrote his conclusions, how ever bold or abstract, without troubling to detail his reasoning or clip his off-hand speculations.
Moreover the plans of this young and visionary enfant du siecle were becoming more definite.
The policy of the nationalists, who now aimed at the political union, under the king-emperor, of all Serbo-Croats in Austria-Hungary - upwards of 4,50o,000 - was less visionary than the older Illyrism, and less aggressively Panslavist.