- Having great influence on someone or something: her work is influential in feminist psychologyMore example sentences
- A quarter of a century on, the clergyman remains a powerful and influential figure even in death.
- So, what do you think is the most important and influential car ever to be sold in Britain?
- So a handful of votes will determine the direction of the world's most powerful and influential country.
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- ‘Having said that, there has been some erosion on the part of community influentials, leaders, even some money people,’ he said.
- Howard's problem is not with ill informed battlers but with politically aware influentials.
- This right was bestowed on us by emperors, rajas and nawabs (local rulers and influentials in the undivided Indian subcontinent).
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- Most influentially, Walter Scott managed it here, but did it have the desired result?
- Both wrote influentially in the mid-1940's and through my reading for this paper, I discovered that they had already articulated the main issues which I was struggling to formulate.
- Instead these reside in real people; the company's shareholders, employees, customers and, most influentially, senior management.
late 16th century (referring to astral influence): from medieval Latin influentia (see influence).