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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.
See also: moving, spirit

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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I saw at once that Tchebaroff was the moving spirit in the matter, and, to speak frankly, I thought he might have induced you, Mr.
Veteran Senator and a moving spirit behind Constitutional reforms, Senator Raza Rabbani was the one to win appreciation and tribute of the members as they stood at their seats in his honour, when Rabbani proceeded to sign the roll of members.
Kafan was directed by Amir Nawaz, the moving spirit behind the Mass Foundation Theatre.
Abdus Samad who was the moving spirit behind proposing to hold the preventive cardiology conference at Quetta and had convinced Prof.
Farah Jamshed of Society for International Education and a moving spirit behind the exercise said majority of the students who visited USA were girls and there was no drop-out.
Malik Aslam, the moving spirit behind the Azad Theatre, told this reporter that the workshop would be held at the group's office near Lakshmi Chowk.
Madeeha's husband Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, a renowned playwright and the moving spirit behind Ajoka, in his opening remarks, said: 'We are here not to mourn for Madeeha but to celebrate her'.
The meeting commended the services of former Chairman of the Scientific Committee Dr.Maqbool H.Jafary who was the moving spirit behind the Guidelines prepared by PHL regarding detection, control and management of hypertension.
Moving spirit of the ceremony, Record-Secretary of All FATA Peoples Party Hamid Hussain Toori paid tributes to the services of Benazir Bhutto adding that at the insistence of public and social sectors of Kurram Agency name of Parachinar Airport has been named Benazir Airport.
Speaking about the life and legacy of Syed Sibte Hassan, academics, writers and translators Raza Naeem and Dr Nazir Mahmood said Hassan was the author of several books as well as the moving spirit behind the Progressive Writers Association.
Shareef Chaudhry was presented by another living legend and pride of Pakistan Prof.Adeebul Hassan Rizvi the moving spirit behind Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation.
The moving spirit behind this saga, Rahim Bakhsh Awan, Chief Conservator and Shahzad Sadiq Gill, Range Forest officer Keti Bunder were equally happy to achieve this target and deserved equal acknowledgement for winning this accolade.
Nighat Chauhdary, the ace Kathak dancer and the moving spirit behind the IPA, in her brief address highlighted the importance of the dance festival dedicated to children.
Abdul Bari Khan the moving spirit behind this venture said that he was infected with this virus of helping the poor and needy from his student days.
Shahid Mehmood Nadeem, the moving spirit behind Ajoka, hoped the festival would 'deepen our understanding of the meaning and demands of Azadi'.