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an influential newspaper
  having the ability to affect people or events — especially due to prestige
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  • an influential newspaper
  • The magazine has a special issue identifying the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • She is very influential in the field of design.
  • Her influential leadership can help to bring about peace.

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  • His family was influential.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • She is very influential, a celebrity in her own right.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • My father chose all the contestants by hand, picking young women with political alliances, influential families, or enough charm to make the entire country worship the ground they walked on.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Amid all this was a workplace, too, four hundred acres of brushed steel and glass on the headquarters of the most influential’company in the world.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I dream that one day I will be an influential politician in Pakistan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Influential criminologists predicted a coming wave of "super-predators" with whom the juvenile justice system would be unable to cope.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Apparently, Ambrose, firstborn son of the wealthy and influential Baron Jakis, had been busy as a bee in the social circles of Imre.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • As an influential Nazi, Schindler did have a choice.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Their parents are not influential, literate, or vocal, so this educational system is perpetuated.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As a well-to-do and influential local man, Theotime had three or four families in different parts of the town.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Fanatic in its identification of Jews with international Communism, and vice versa, the movement was especially influential in the universities, where in the early 1920s physical violence against Jewish students became endemic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He was too strong, too powerful, and too influential to play the part of a victim.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • They used throwaway names with their early efforts. not the identities that Peter planned to make famous and influential.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • And while the council technically makes decisions together, Marcus is particularly influential.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The Hammonds were one of the most powerful and influential families in the state.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • A prominent and influential man, reportedly a descendant of the first shogun, Tokugawa was touring camps for the Japanese Red Cross.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The Candor all know Marcus is the most influential government official, and some of them must have read the article Jeanine released about his cruelty toward his son.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Wintergreen is probably the most influential man in the whole theater of operations.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I just received a call from an influential American bishop.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Or at least if this were otherwise, there were not wanting other motives much more influential with him.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Jared and Jeb and Doc were only three, though certainly the most influential three here.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • How he has shot very influential men in cold blood and dropped fire bombs from the air that can burn up a whole field of crops in ten seconds flat.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The elderly lady was a Princess Drubetskaya, belonging to one of the best families in Russia, but she was poor, and having long been out of society had lost her former influential connections.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He was a thoroughly sensible man, influential and intelligent.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Ask yourself why the U.S. Christian Coalition is the most influential lobby against scientific progress in the world.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He was more influential than the minister of the interior.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Dee spied for the English Queen across Europe and was her most influential and powerful agent operating on the Continent.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • But, the same consideration that suggested him, repudiated him; he lived in the most violent Quarter, and doubtless was influential there, and deep in its dangerous workings.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Sir Percy had influential friends everywhere.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • He could not for the life of him understand why so many influential financial reporters treated mediocre financial whelps like rock stars.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Everybody knew he was going to be a very influential man in the county.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • After grinding a number of dull blades,—of whom it was remarkable that their fathers, when influential, were always going to help him to preferment, but always forgot to do it when the blades had left the Grindstone,—he had wearied of that poor work and had come to London.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • You let the white folk worry about pride and dignity-you learn where you are and get yourself power, influence, contacts with powerful and influential people-then stay in the dark and use it!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • It’s things like how sociable they are, or how energetic or knowledgeable or influential among their peers.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • My dear aunt’s influential acquaintances were producing an unexpected effect upon that young man.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Let us confine ourselves to saying, that, twenty years later, under King Louis Philippe, he was a great provincial lawyer, wealthy and influential, a wise elector, and a very severe juryman; he was still a man of pleasure.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then he became alarmed, and dared not stay any longer at Nimes, so he solicited a change of residence, and, as he was in reality very influential, he was nominated to Versailles.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The suit families had relationships with mayors of principalities and influential business men, with key members of what remained of the queendom’s military force-relationships that would have to be exploited for her profit and exaltation.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • You have found in him an influential and kind friend, who will be kinder yet, I venture to predict, if you deserve it.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Is in a dependent position—dares not offend certain influential men.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Had it been otherwise—had an active politician been put into this influential post, to assume the easy task of making head against a Whig Collector, whose infirmities withheld him from the personal administration of his office—hardly a man of the old corps would have drawn the breath of official life within a month after the exterminating angel had come up the Custom-House steps.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Perhaps the most influential was the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Despite the man’s influential family dynasty and massive wealth, Langdon had found humility and warmth in Solomon’s soft gray eyes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Everyone here seemed to have been invited because they were connected to somebody well-known or influential everyone except Ginny.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • But a man like you—in public life—needs a wife who knows social business—who can entertain his influential business friends.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Young hopeful will be christened Mortimer Edward after the influential third cousin of Mr Purefoy in the Treasury Remembrancer’s office, Dublin Castle.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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