man of action


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a man/woman/person of action

A person who prioritizes actions and deeds over discussion or contemplation. I promise to be a woman of action if elected to office—I intend to get things done! My dad was a man of few words but a man of action, a hard worker who was always fixing things around the house.
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man of action

a man whose life is characterized by physical activity or deeds rather than by words or intellectual matters.
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Both are fitted with new headgear, with course-and-distance winner and hold-up horse Man Of Action likely to benefit from a fast pace.
Peck's good looks, grace and measured speech contributed to his screen image as the decent, courageous man of action. From his film debut in 1944 with Days of Glory, he was an immediate star.
Most of the sections are set in World War II and follow the adventures of two men: mathematical prodigy and Army officer Lawrence Waterhouse and his near-antithesis, man of action and Marine sergeant Bobby Shaftoe.
No wonder so many follow the path of this saint who was a mystic and a man of action.
"If the man of action is without conscience, he is also without knowledge: he forgets most things in order to do one, he is unjust to what is behind him and only recognizes one law--the law of that which is to be."
Discovered in the 19th century, Pasek's Pamietniki (1836; "Memoirs") is a lively, humorous work that gives a vivid description of the life of an independent, resourceful man of action. In it he relates tales of the 17th-century bloody Polish wars against Sweden and Muscovy, the catastrophic last years of the reign of King John II Casimir Vasa (1648-68), and the incompetent rule of King Michael Wisniowiecki (1669-73), and he concludes his narrative with the splendid reign of King John III Sobieski (1674-96).
The film essentially pits a man of action (Dana Andrews) against a man of words (Webb), and from my then- adolescent point of view, the words were winning right up until the wordsmith became full-stop punctuation for a shotgun blast.
Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that one who has been relentlessly successful in both the private and public sectors may be more a man of action than reflection.
MAN OF ACTION New leader Bolton at conference yesterday
He was also fifth in the Royal Hunt Cup and ended the season with a solid second over course and distance to Man Of Action.
GODOLPHIN'S focus will not solely be on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan on Saturday, with Man Of Action and Start Right on course to be Sheikh Mohammed's first-ever runners in the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster.
THE campaign to make over Mike Whitby (pictured) as a man of action gathered pace this week.
DAVID Cameron's announcement of PS12billion future spending on defence is designed to cast him as a man of action as he battles to convince the public and MPs to grant his wish to bomb Syria.
Godolphin are 'in it' for the first time today, and I expect them to win the Lincoln Handicap with MAN OF ACTION (3.15).
Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor is represented by Man Of Action (20) ridden now by Robert Havlin, and Start Right (18) the mount of Dane O'Neill.