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the moving spirit

A person who is the catalyst or founder of an organization, movement, etc. Strangely, the moving spirit behind the protest was not in attendance, despite all the work she did to organize it.
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the moving ˈspirit

the person who begins and leads a group, for example a political party, a group of artists, etc: He was one of the moving spirits in the establishment of the United Nations.
See also: moving, spirit
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