ideals

[ ahy-dee-uhl, ahy-deel ]SEE DEFINITION OF ideals

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There is no short cut to the making of these ideals into glad realities.

Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the power of our ideals.

Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our Nation.

Was it possible that such a woman had no understanding of ideals of honour in love?

Until she knew of that world and its ideals, how could I expect her to understand my motives?

The character of the ideals has changed with changing needs, but not we ourselves.

We feel, however, that the ideals of that great statesman have not yet been realized.

Never had he so opened his heart in regard to his own ideals of art, his own ambitions.

Money: give Mr. Bast money, and don't bother about his ideals.

As we grow old, we are sensible that we have no power actively to pursue our ideals any longer.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "pertaining to an archetype or model," from Late Latin idealis "existing in idea," from Latin idea in the Platonic sense (see idea). Sense of "perfect" first recorded 1610s.

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