important person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n important person a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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  • Brian Tracy
    “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    “No person is important enough to make me angry.”
  • Timothy Virkkala
    Timothy Virkkala
    “What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes.”
  • Erich Fromm
    “Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”
  • Les Brown
    “In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.”


In literature:

See the importance of a person to himself.
"Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.)" by Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
He began to conceive himself a person of great importance.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
Lowe failed to recognise the important ethical fact that a person who acts a villainous part can never realise his villainy.
"The Tragedy of St. Helena" by Walter Runciman
The House of Commons, which prides itself on its judgment of men, treated him as a person of no importance.
"The Mirrors of Downing Street" by Harold Begbie
An important part of the duties of a justice of the peace relates to the arrest and trial of persons charged with crimes and misdemeanors.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Next in importance to habits of order and personal neatness comes the habit of promptness.
"Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls" by Helen Ekin Starrett
The Mayor of this great city will be a very important person, and great care must be taken in choosing the right man.
"The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, April 22, 1897, Vol. 1, No. 24" by Various
Khayrat followed Louis, for he had been informed that he was the most important person in the quartet.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
Mrs. Scarboro was a very important person in Hyndsville.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
A man had been captured near Tarrytown with important documents on his person.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller

In poetry:

I handed her the mirror, and said:
Please address these questions to the proper person!
Please make all requests to head-quarters!
In all matters of emotional importance
please approach the supreme authority direct! -
"Intimates" by D H Lawrence

In news:

It's important that every person living in the US -- and Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Umatilla counties -- be counted.
Ensuring fireplaces are prepared for a season of use is important from a safety standpoint and for personal comfort as well.
For executives looking to build a stellar personal brand, your ability to adapt is just as important as your capacity to accomplish.
Succession planning includes both business and personal financial planning as well as three other important elements that must be considered.
Genetics will play an increasingly important role in personalizing medical treatment in the coming years, experts say.
The Vietnamese villager, dressed in the best clothes he owned, came pedaling through the rain on a mission of considerable personal importance.
As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency.
Putting this magazine together has been one of the most important turning points in my life, personally and professionally.
All of these notifications are great, but if you are in a meeting, or giving a presentation, it can be important to silence personal notifications from being visible by others.
It's an important step forward and we look at how through one person paying off her debts.
The word fitness is typically used to describe a person's physical health, but financial fitness is also important for well-being.
Nicola Collister, customer experience director for United Kingdom–based Shop Direct, insists on the importance of personal service.
That is a fair and important question that every person should ask themselves on a regular basis.
A child life specialist is a very important person to have at a children's hospital.
The weight of it in your hand, the texture and feel of the casing, the smoothness of how the ink flows—all these elements are important in choosing the pen for your personality.

In science:

While weak ties are important to providing serendipitous recommendations, just knowing that one exists (possibly by receiving an unexpected recommendation) compromises the privacy of the person (the weak tie) which fostered the connection .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The Personal Memex may provide recommendations from patterns discovered while the information is being gathered and organized. This may include or require annotations from the user to determine which events, attributes or information are important.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The system consisted of a special palmtop computer, the Personal Memory Assistant (PMA), which reminded the patient of important tasks and supervises the patient's actions.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The fact that social and semantic relevances play an equally important role distinguishes this from personalized search , where personalization is achieved by re-ranking semantically relevant results in a post-processing step.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Of course, it would be nice to settle the remaining very dense case as well, however we personally feel that this case is perhaps somewhat less important or attractive, due to the very different nature of very dense random graphs.
Optimal packings of Hamilton cycles in sparse random graphs