You had to look at Olmert twice—as an idealist, and as a fitting candidate for governor of Illinois—to see him once.
It is not an idealist, not a romantic call to ethics of conviction as opposed to ethics of responsibility.
Then the idealist's slimy past seemed to catch up with him: facing police investigations, he resigned.
You've got to love an idealist willing to perform dental procedures to be with her kids.
He was a dreamer, an idealist, grounded in the reality he observed around him.
The poem, then, is the work of a Hindu idealist who personified Bengal under the form of a purified and spiritualized Kali.
“The external world,” says the Materialist––“Does not exist,” says the idealist.
Keziah, in spite of her worldly common sense, was an idealist at heart.
Even our open-eyed Jewish idealist has been blest with ignorance of the actual.
Has the soul of the idealist been corroded by a life of ease?
It seems even incredible, that any Idealist in any age could forget himself so far as to run his head against a post, merely because he found in his system, that no external world does exist, and that therefore nothing could be without to hurt him. [F.A. Nitsch, "A General and Introductory View of Professor Kant's Principles," 1796]Earlier still, "one who holds doctrines of philosophical idealism" (1701).