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magnate

noun aristocrat, aristocratic, baron, big businessman, big gun, big name, bigwig, capitalist, captain of industry, celebrity, dignitary, director, distinguished perron, enterpriser, entrepreneur, financier, giant, industrialist, leading figure, lion, lord, luminary, man of distinction, man of eminence, manager, name, noble, nobleman, person of eminence, person of importance, person of influence, pillar of society, power, power elite, star, top executive, tycoon, Very Important Person
Associated concepts: industrial magnate
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At about this limit of mental anarchy Father Brown's view was obscured altogether; for the City magnate in front of him rose to his full height and thrust his hands savagely into all his pockets.
It will show the stuff that's in you, besides, and it will be a better claim upon the INTELLIGENCER people than all the lines from all the senators and magnates in the world.
Sometimes a magnate addressed him, to turn the stream of his own particular discussion towards him; but Mr Merdle seldom gave much attention to it, or did more than rouse himself from his calculations and pass the wine.
It is one object of our task, however, to present scenes of the rough life of the wilderness, and we are tempted to fix these few memorials of a transient state of things fast passing into oblivion; for the feudal state of Fort William is at an end, its council chamber is silent and deserted; its banquet hall no longer echoes to the burst of loyalty, or the "auld world" ditty; the lords of the lakes and forests have passed away; and the hospitable magnates of Montreal where are they?
We'll teach these magnates that they cannot ride roughshod over the rights of the commoners, confound them.
Old Acton, who is one of our county magnates, had his house broken into last Monday.
The stupid magnates of this Leghorn government can not understand that so large a steamer as ours could cross the broad Atlantic with no other purpose than to indulge a party of ladies and gentlemen in a pleasure excursion.
aliquoe magnates mulieres, quoe sine scandalo vitari non possunt
In June, after many balls and fetes given by the Polish magnates, by the courtiers, and by the Emperor himself, it occurred to one of the Polish aides-de-camp in attendance that a dinner and ball should be given for the Emperor by his aides-de-camp.
In one other respect, too, he occupied a unique position amongst the financial magnates of the moment.
That was reserved exclusively for resident or corresponding members; no one else could possibly have obtained a place; and the city magnates, municipal councilors, and "select men" were compelled to mingle with the mere townspeople in order to catch stray bits of news from the interior.
Up went Tom to the summons, and found the magnates sitting at their supper.