influential person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n influential person a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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Usage

In literature:

But I don't know of a single influential person who is my enemy.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
Many influential persons encouraged him, with how much insight into his plan we shall never know.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
So, too, and for similar reasons, had influential persons in Canada.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
At this time he was by far the most influential person of the state.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Richard patronized Sandy because his hard fist and abundant muscle rendered him a powerful and influential person.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
Several influential persons of the country proposed to substitute me in his place.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He's an influential man, a personal friend of the President and all that.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
The title flattered him, coming from so influential a person.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
Under this mistake several influential persons came on board, two of whom were retained as hostages.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
This is the Khalifa's usual mode of acting with all influential persons whom he suspects of disloyalty.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
Whatever real, lasting, and influential connection can be established between two persons, this He wishes to have with us.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
He was somewhat erratic in his methods, but his lectures were a triumph of influential personality.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
He came of Irish descent and was considered one of the most learned, wealthy, and influential persons in the country.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
He had become, without an effort, the wealthiest and the most influential person of letters of his time.
"Aspects and Impressions" by Edmund Gosse
Deodoro offended the moneyed powers by not granting such concessions as freely as was desired by many influential persons.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
That silver was sent at the account of influential persons, who do not reside at the Manilas.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 29 of 55" by Various
Herzl was beyond question the most influential Jewish personality of the 19th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The man whose story is here to be told was the wealthiest and most influential person in his parish; his name was Thord Oeveraas.
"Arne: Early Tales and Sketches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
His personal income was large, his family connections were influential.
"A Lost Cause" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The most influential persons said, that Zuinglius should be preacher at Zurich.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
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In news:

Who is the Jackson area's most influential person .
The Third Least Influential Person Alive.
Stewart could be one of the most influential – and at times one of the most controversial – Jewish personalities in the media.
High school football molded the man who some call 'the most influential person in intercollegiate sports.
Named Twitter's most influential tweeter by indie research group Twitalyzer earlier this year, Brazilian standup comedy pioneer and TV personality Rafinha Bastos boasts 3.5 million followers.
Mr Paul Seyfert has been an extremely influential person in my life.
Who is the Jackson area's most influential person.
The Most Influential Person in Music in 25 Years.
This month, Gigi Kidary of Winter Park, Florida quizzes the singer-songwriter about her new CD, the most influential person in her life, and more.
It seems he is doing exactly what many influential gay rights personalities and media outlets are doing to promote their views on this same subject.
Gwyneth Paltrow Is a Least Influential Person.
Become your dog's VIP (Very Influential Person) with these these three training exercises.
To train your dog and become his Very Influential Person, understand and operate on the supply-and-demand principle.
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In science:

What makes an article influential? Predicting impact in social and personality psychology.
Scientific Utopia: II. Restructuring incentives and practices to promote truth over publishability
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