a voice in the wilderness


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a (lone) voice in the wilderness

also a voice (crying) in the wilderness
someone who expresses an idea or opinion that is not popular For many years, she was a lone voice in the wilderness who wrote about the need for better urban planning.
See also: voice, wilderness

a (lone) voice in the wilderness

  also a voice crying in the wilderness
if you are a voice in the wilderness, you are the only person expressing a particular opinion, although later other people understand that you were right With her passionate pleas for peace, she was a lone voice in the wilderness.
See also: voice, wilderness
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A mind-expanding and highly contemplative reflection upon the multifaceted dimensions of life, A Voice in the Wilderness draws the reader in with its succinctly worded insights into the foibles and paradoxes of daily life.
September 26th is Johnny Appleseed's birthday, and the publication date of a revision of one of the best works on the man and his legend: "Johnny Appleseed: A Voice in the Wilderness," edited by William Ellery Jones, arguably the world's leading expert on John Appleseed Chapman.
William Ellery Jones, editor of "Johnny Appleseed: A Voice in the Wilderness," has had a lifelong passion for Chapman's life and work.
Johnny Appleseed: A Voice in the Wilderness," the classic 1945 anthology originally edited by Harlan Hatcher, contains essays by Chapman scholars, including Robert Price, author of the definitive 1954 Johnny Appleseed biography, and Florence Murdoch, the librarian who corresponded with Walt Disney Studios as they prepared their 1948 depiction of Johnny Appleseed in "Melody Time.