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  • n. Plural form of visionary.

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Examples

  • In the Christian tradition, people like St. Bernadette Soubirous, the 19th-century woman who saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the town of Lourdes, are called "visionaries."

    Rev. James Martin, S.J.: St. Steve Jobs? Probably Not, But….

  • Mid-Atlantic Library Futures Conference: For two days in May, two hundred librarians will meet with visionaries from the disciplines of anthropology, architecture, public policy and science to discuss the future of libraries.

    March 2007

  • There on the Paseo connecting these two commercial centers of the city, statues to heroes of the revolution (s), metal visionaries from the past, all point lifeless arms to the future, a future that Mexico City is having difficulty dealing with.

    Mexico City's miracle mile (or two)

  • The people we call visionaries and geniuses, like Bill Gates, typically weren't any more prescient than some of their rivals.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Breyer and Ginsburg are fine Supreme Court justices and capable defenders of the status quo, but neither are what Cass Sunstein has called "visionaries" - justices that have "a large-scale understanding of where the nation should be heading" and are "entirely willing to press a controversial theory about, say, liberty or equality or the president's power as commander-in-chief, even if that theory offends many Americans."

    Doug Kendall: The Supreme Court Intensity Gap

  • The problem facing these so-called visionaries lies in the evolving nature of the workplace in most parts of the country, where jobs, outside of government employment, are increasingly dispersed.

    Mass Transit: The Great Train Robbery

  • One of the visionaries was our own Mr Harry Harrison.

    Harry Harrison on the Future « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Save us from these so-called visionaries who use the American flag as a prophylactic, who operate in secrecy while working to divest us of our voice, and our future.

    Visions and Plans

  • Along the way, Ms. Jackson samples from the thinking of a series of experts – often described as visionaries or mavericks – who study our habits of attentiveness and diversion.

    What Were We Talking About?

  • True, he never made a public statement praising the apparition or the so called visionaries but we also have no evidence that he rejected it in private either.

    Archive 2007-04-01

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