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guiding light

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Mother Teresa was certainly a guiding light to many who shared her faith.
See also: guide, light

guiding spirit

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Amy's mother was always her guiding spirit during difficult decisions.
See also: guide, spirit

guide someone around something

 and guide someone around
to lead or escort someone on a tour of something or some place. Please let me guide you around the plant, so you can see how we do things here. I would be happy to guide you around.
See also: around, guide

guide someone away from someone or something

 and guide someone away
to lead or escort someone away from someone, something, or some place. (Usually said of someone who requires help or guidance.) A police officer guided the children away from the busy street. Please guide away those people before they bump into your grandmother.
See also: away, guide

guide someone or something across (something)

to lead or escort someone or something across something. I had to guide him across the desert. The bridge was very narrow and Jill got out to guide the truck across. We had to guide it across.
See also: across, guide

guide something away

 (from someone or something)
1. to lead something away from someone or something. I guided the lawn mower away from the children. Please stand there and guide away the cars.
2. to channel or route something away from someone or something. The farmer guided the creek water away from the main channel through a narrow ditch. We had to guide away the sheep from the road.
See also: away, guide
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With any standard, including the new NPO guide, Kroll and his staff stay on top of the guidance and provide their own interpretations of what should be done--identifying the theory and applying it practically to ensure they get the work done properly.
TV Guide Channel's original programming for the upcoming Academy Awards[R] includes:
On the voter guide, this was translated into blanket opposition to a ban on this particular abortion procedure.
The guide for ``Shine,'' for example, was sent to teachers of music, psychology, sociology and history, the last because ``Shine,'' however tangentially, ``touches on the whole Holocaust aspect,'' said Vincent Nebrida, senior manager for marketing and special projects of Fine Line Features.
These are only some of the questions the guide answers.
Members should include a written statement giving all of the relevant information and a copy of the actual voter guide.
Should grateful adventure travelers ever dedicate a monument to their guides, the best choice for the honor is those working Mount McKinley in Alaska.
The award season is one of the most exciting and celebrated TV events for viewers, and so it is only fitting that TV Guide Channel would become America's Red Carpet headquarters for award news and entertainment coverage," said Ryan O'Hara, President of TV Guide Channel.
Gilbert Guide Online is an indispensable resource for local and long-distance caregivers alike.
Gemstar-TV Guide's IPG is built directly into consumer electronics products, providing consumers with the industry's most advanced program guide, with no additional subscription fee or phone connection required.
He will have responsibility for overseeing the integration of these content opportunities across the company's platforms including TV Guide magazine, TV Guide Online and the TV Guide Channel.
The agreements also include an exchange of content, where Gemstar-TV Guide may use news, highlights and other editorial features from FoxSports.
ChaCha is the first search engine to offer two options for searching - with a human guide who assists you in real-time via an instant-message chat or without a guide resulting in immediate search results.
Previously, TV Guide On-Screen was the Company's CE division in North America that provided and licensed IPGs for televisions and recorders in the United States.
Panasonic Renews its License to Incorporate Gemstar-TV Guide's G-GUIDE[R] Interactive Program Guide Technology into Its Digital Televisions and Digital Video Recorders in Japan Including New Interactive Program Guide Technology
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