most influential

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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.
TAP) -- Ennahdha Party MP Hayet Amri is one of the most influential Arab women in 2017, Deputy-Speaker of the House of People's Representatives (HPR) Faouzia Ben Fedha said on Monday.
Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one of Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
MARGARET Thatcher has beaten the Queen and the first female Nobel Prize winner to be named the most influential woman of all time.
Aviation trailblazer Amelia Earhart was named the most influential sportswoman, author Jane Austen topped the creative arts list, and actress Judi Dench was named the most influential female performing artist.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner have made it onto the list of most influential teenagers by Time magazine.
The Bulgarian edition of Forbes Magazine has unveiled its ranking of the top 50 most influential persons in the country, the list being topped by banker Tsvetan Vassilev.
Ahmed Bin Saeed al-Maktum, president of Emirates Airline, placed second in Gulf Business magazine's '100 most influential people in the Arab world for 2013'