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  • noun Plural form of idealist.

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Examples

  • Buddies from your home town, and idealists from the economic and political fronts need to be shown the door.

    Think Progress » Ed Schultz Tells Robert Gibbs He’s ‘Full Of Sh*t’ And ‘You’re Losing Your Base’

  • Those who maintain that mind is the reality and matter an evil dream are called "idealists" -- a word which has a different meaning in philosophy from that which it bears in ordinary life.

    The Analysis of Mind

  • This poisoning goes a great deal further than most people think: I find the arrogant habit of the theologian among all who regard themselves as "idealists" -- among all who, by virtue of a higher point of departure, claim a right to rise above reality, and to look upon it with suspicion ...

    The Antichrist

  • This poisoning goes a great deal further than most people think: I find the arrogant habit of the theologian among all who regard themselves as "idealists" -- among all who, by virtue of a higher point of departure, claim a right to rise above reality, and to look upon it with suspicion ....

    The Antichrist

  • Strong masculine beliefs were found in 304 subjects, termed idealists, while 741 were classed as moderates.

    Military Members at Risk for Joint Problems

  •   The Obama senior staffers were described as idealists and decent sorts, and jujitsu experts who could use Republican Party smears and deceitful tactics against their authors.

    The O Team: A Response

  • The combination of willful ignorance and unquestioned superiority, even if the intentions were wholly disinterested and good which they never are, make the evangelizing model propagated by neo-cons and other so-called idealists utterly immoral.

    Hullabaloo

  • In upholding the reality of the idea, they were what would now be called idealists, whereas their opponents, denying the reality of abstractions and insisting on that of the concrete individual or object, were realists in the modern sense.

    Historia Calamitatum: The Story of My Misfortunes

  • They were all men of ideas and therefore might have been called idealists, but the notion most strongly anchored in their minds was the folly of touching a question which certainly had no merit of actuality and would have had the appalling effect of provoking the wrath of their old enemies and at the same time offending the sensibilities of their new friends.

    Notes on Life and Letters

  • We were called idealists and put in our places by "reformers" like Ravitsch.

    World Socialist Web Site

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