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Their connections of blood, of friendship, and of acquaintance embrace a great proportion of the most influential part of the society.
Moreover, Stremov, one of the most influential people in Petersburg, and the elderly admirer of Liza Merkalova, was Alexey Alexandrovitch's enemy in the political world.
I knew that the audience would be largely composed of the most influential class of white men and women, and that it would be a rare opportunity for me to let them know what we were trying to do at Tuskegee, as well as to speak to them about the relations of the races.
The committee was composed of about twenty-five of the most prominent and most influential white men of Georgia.
The lady patroness of Michaelis, the ticket-of-leave apostle of humanitarian hopes, was one of the most influential and distinguished connections of the Assistant Commissioner's wife, whom she called Annie, and treated still rather as a not very wise and utterly inexperienced young girl.
Conroy has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Most Influential Women.
The recognition came on the heels of her recognition by Times Magazine as one of 100 most influential people in the world alongside a former First Lady of the United States (US) Michelle Obama.
Forbes has named Petroleum Development Oman (PDO's) Finance Director Haifa Al Khaifi the 22nd most influential woman in the Middle East.
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For transplant providers, the second most influential factor determining a patient's suitability for transplantation is social support, according to a report published online June 28 in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
The most influential singer/performer to me is Mariah Carey.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): The reality star Kylie Jenner has made to the Time's list of 25 most influential people on the internet, along with rapper Kanye West.