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  • n. Plural form of pathbreaker.


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  • Ghosh says China is producing the "pathbreakers," the leaders willing to take on the "top challenges of the world," even if the world doesn't know their names.

    Ceo Showdown

  • Blogs became a major part of the public awareness in 2005, but Virginia and New Jersey were the only states with elections that November, so we were the pathbreakers.

    Waldo Jaquith - The coming Wikipedia election.

  • How did individual innovators and pathbreakers impose their own innovations into the emerging tradition?

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • He would come to see them as a generation of pathbreakers, or "éclaireurs" (William Wetmore Story 1: 3), when, over a quarter of a century later, he undertook to write a biography of the most settled and best known among them, William Wetmore Story.

    'The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876, Volume 1'

  • Many of the first pathbreakers wrote letters home, and prepared itineraries for neighbors and kin who were to follow.


  • All these instances are barbarous in the Greek sense, and their perpetrators, no matter how cultivated, how well-meaning, how useful sometimes as pioneers and pathbreakers, are barbarians.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism

  • That would be a momentous task for any age, or for any spiritual leaders, and we must not demand the impossible of these sixteenth century pathbreakers.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • "Messrs. Watson (IBM), Kroc (McDonald's), Marriott, et al., have been pathbreakers in treating people as adults, in inducing practical innovation and contributions from tens of thousands, in providing training and development opportunities for all, in treating all as members of the family.

    To Motivate Staffers, Are Carrots Better Than Sticks?

  • Standing in their own eyes as pathbreakers, these rabbis have striven collectively to push American Judaism toward an egalitarian future, one which fully incorporates women’s many different voices.

    Rabbis in the United States.


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