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influential

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Definition having influence (the ability to affect people or events) — especially due to respect or admiration
  • The magazine has a special issue identifying the 100 most influential people in the world.
influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • The New York Times is the most influential newspaper in the US.
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • She is very influential in the field of design.
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • Her influential leadership can help to bring about peace.
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • A prominent and influential man, reportedly a descendant of the first shogun, Tokugawa was touring camps for the Japanese Red Cross.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • His family was influential.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • 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
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • Though he could have fled with the other wealthy and influential people during the epidemic, he chose to stay and help.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • 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
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • I dream that one day I will be an influential politician in Pakistan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = affecting people or events
  • Shiza wanted to introduce us to influential people.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • Influential people in remote areas persuaded the government to build schools which never saw a single pupil.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • In Pashtun society it is very hard to stomach a cousin being more popular, wealthier or more influential than you are.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • My mother comes from a family of strong women as well as influential men.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having great influence
  • One night, after the mufti had failed to persuade our landlady to cancel our lease, he gathered some of the influential people and elders of our mohalla into a delegation and turned up at our door.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • Within a few hours of the attack, an influential local cleric called Faqir Mohammad, who had run the madrasa, announced that the deaths would be avenged by suicide bombings against Pakistani soldiers.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • Before then mullahs had almost been figures of fun—my father said at wedding parties they would just hang around in a corner and leave early— but under Zia they became influential and were called to Islamabad for guidance on sermons.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having influence (affecting people or events)
  • Usually politicians only visited during election time, promising roads, electricity, clean water and schools and giving money and generators to influential local people we called stakeholders, who would instruct their communities on how to vote.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • influential = having great influence
  • He was more influential than the minister of the interior.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • As an influential Nazi, Schindler did have a choice.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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