the moving spirit

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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Marcelo was one of the moving spirits behind the move in the 1900s to declare Muntinlupa a separate municipality from Taguig.
With so many of the neighbourhood's moving spirits likely to be at the show, it didn't do for others to stay away if they wanted to be noticed.
He was one of the moving spirits of Gilgit Baltistan Awami Action Committee and a staunch supporter and worker of Gilgit Baltistan Awami Action Tehreek.
The commendable moving spirits behind this were Sonia Delen, Susie Quesada, Ana Segovia, and Letty Quizon.
Asma Shami, a member of PGF Executive Committee and moving spirits behind the competition.
Scotshoose is led by the Scots author and teacher Matthew Fitt who is also one of the moving spirits behind the publisher Itchy Coo.
He was one of the moving spirits of the YHA and his idea was that there should be hostels every 15 miles," says George.
They have been invited to perform by Pru Porretta, one of the moving spirits behind the annual festival which starts on Monday and runs until March 13.
Combining an obsessive interest in recondite details with prodigious memories, the two McWhirters were the editors, compilers and moving spirits of the enterprise.
Baker, an archaeologist who with his wife runs the Portland-based Pacific Paranormal Research Society, carried a large, "tri-field" electromagnetic meter to seek moving spirits in "hot" areas.
At Patel's shop, in a residential area near a Total service station, Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands focused on increasing sales by moving spirits out from behind the till.
The moving spirits of the conference had hoped to develop a press release announcing who the players would be and what events came next.
Kamenica was one of the moving spirits behind an international conference of journalists held, from 28 September to 2 October, in the Holiday Inn, where the world's correspondents were based during the war.