What does the word idealism mean?

Usage examples for idealism

  1. And thus we are landed in a region of idealism in the very midst of the work of natural science. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  2. Being blessed with considerable idealism, he took pride and pleasure in putting a fine artistic finish on everything he did. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  3. Hundreds of millions, aroused to the heights of an exalted idealism, came back to earth only to find themselves betrayed. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing