from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who prefers to act rather than contemplate and gets things accomplished quickly an efficiently.
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- n. someone inclined to act first and think later
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He did not look a man of action and the eyes he fixed on Yaril were puppyish with affection.
Red may represent love, as in the cloak of St. John the Evangelist, a man of action and great love of God, or sin, as a red cloak worn by the Devil: yellow can mean glory when worn by St. Peter or Joseph, cowardice when worn by the traitor Judas.
It was also during the course of his professorate that Jansenius, who was a man of action as well as of study, journeyed twice to Spain, whither he went as the deputy of his colleagues to plead at the Court of Madrid the cause of the university against the Jesuits; and in fact, through his efforts their authorization to teach humanities and philosophy at