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Definition someone who is wealthy and powerful in business
  • She is an oil magnate.
  • Then newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst reportedly issued a two-word order to his editors: "Puff Graham."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You have the air of a disgruntled magnate.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Retired coffee magnate, you see, Malayan valet, lives in opulence.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The swarthy Greek shipping magnate is more than twenty years older than Jackie, and three inches shorter.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Becky had met other Hungarian magnates with the army in France in 1816-17.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • We'll teach these magnates that they cannot ride roughshod over the rights of the commoners, confound them!
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The chief magnates sat on high-backed chairs at a large table under the portrait of the Emperor, but most of the gentry were strolling about the room.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I wondered what Rachel had told her father—a fabulously wealthy real estate magnate—to convince him she needed to borrow a helicopter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • 'Cornelius,' the founder of the family, was the first of the great American magnates of commerce.
    G. K. Chesterton  --  The Fallacy of Success
  • A few minutes sufficed to whirl us to the superb house in Park Lane rented by the American magnate.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • The girl thought the arrogance and granite-heartedness of the magnate of the play was very accurately drawn.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • "What about the bushes, Luke?" yelled Mr. Halloran, the dairy-lunch magnate.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He was clerk to one of the magnates of a great steel corporation, and was looked upon in Cordelia Street as a young man with a future.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul's Case
  • There, however, my eye fell once more on the magnate of poetry, although he had been put on a chest of drawers at one side of the room.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • 'I am told,' said Bishop magnate to Horse Guards, 'that Mr Merdle has made another enormous hit.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He had been thinking all the time of his "pull" with the racetrack magnates.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The water magnate was scowling, concentrating on his dinner.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • When he was told that a local magnate had said no one would take him for a City man, he felt that he had not lived in vain.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He had his friend with him, you know, the chocolate magnate.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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