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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
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But one mind still held possession of its resources -- but one guiding spirit now moved helpfully in the house of mourning.
Many pleasant pictures of the life that I would lead there, and of the change for the better that would come over my character when I had a guiding spirit at my side whose simple faith and clear home-wisdom I had proved, beguiled my way.
I did not weep, but I knelt down and with a full heart thanked my guiding spirit for conducting me in safety to the place where I hoped, notwithstanding my adversary's gibe, to meet and grapple with him.
When will my guiding spirit, in conducting me to the daemon, allow me the rest I so much desire; or must I die, and he yet live?
Violet still seemed to be the guiding spirit, while Peony acted rather as a laborer, and brought her the snow from far and near.
They sang in strange, contorted voices, offering up the souls of the soon to be sacrificed mithun--semi-wild oxen native to this region--to the spirits; their trance states achieved through no more than chanting, the beat of small hand-held drums and the power of their guiding spirits.
But while there are matters out of our hands, like Leni, we must learn to recognize the signs from our own guiding spirits, from whom we can derive the courage and resolve to meet present challenges.
Historically an honour reserved for heads of state, politicians and celebrities, godmothers not only break a bottle to christen a ship, but also serve as guiding spirits to its guests and crew.
Walsh, who are founding and guiding spirits of Opera Worcester, was altogether worthy of their profound passion for opera.
Bob was one of the guiding spirits that set the airport on its way and we are very sorry to hear the sad news of his death.
So one of the guiding spirits of Canada's "Beyond Conjugality" report almost had a friend in the White House.
Using a technique called remote view, Sue claims to be able to tune into guiding spirits of people who are missing and follow them to find them or the bodies of those who have been murdered.
Considered guiding spirits, each presides over a different art or science> from them, we get our word museum.