from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who does something: a doer of evil deeds.
- n. A particularly active, energetic person: a real doer in party politics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who does, performs, or executes; an active person, an agent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who does; one who performs or executes; one who is wont and ready to act; an actor; an agent.
- n. An agent or attorney; a factor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who does something; one who performs or executes; an efficient actor or agent.
- n. Specifically In Scots law, an agent or attorney.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who acts and gets things done
A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing.
Doubtless Jelchs will make outcry when the hand of the evil-doer is nigh him.
Whatever normative analysis they apply when the doer is a private entity doesn't seem to apply when the doer is a government.
Your position seems to be that these same activites actually have *good* consequences when the doer is a government.
Therefore faith rests in ‘tota ratio facti est in potential facientis’ which is ‘the power of the doer is the reason of the thing done.’
Following a mild concussion, Kat's transformed from a 'dreamer' to a 'doer' - foreseeing the future and chatting to ghosts.
The doer was the Board of Works, or the “Board” as it was familiarly termed; and were it not that those ill words must have returned to the bosoms which vented them, and have flown no further, no Board could ever have been so terribly curse-laden.
In friendships based on virtue on the other hand, complaints do not arise, but the purpose of the doer is a sort of measure; for in purpose lies the essential element of virtue and character.
The dictum "ala'amaalo benniat" (intent of the doer is the main measure of his action) was the first principle of Islamic law that we studied.
By merit (meritum) in general is understood that property of a good work which entitles the doer to receive a reward (prœmium, merces) from him in whose service the work is done.
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