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synonyms for bellwether

  • doyen
  • forerunner
  • guide
  • lead
  • sheep
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How to use bellwether in a sentence

From 1980 to 2012, for instance, these bellwether counties consistently voted within a few points of the national popular vote.
WHERE DID ALL THE BELLWETHER COUNTIES GO?RYAN MATSUMOTOFEBRUARY 1, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
State and local initiatives are typically bellwethers, with successful ones serving as models for other states.
THREE PLACES WHERE DATA IS ON THE BALLOT THIS NOVEMBEREILEEN GUOOCTOBER 26, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Iowa has been a bellwether state in recent presidential elections.
JONI ERNST DIDN’T KNOW THE PRICE OF SOYBEANS. HERE’S WHY THAT COULD COST HER.BENJAMIN ROSENBERGOCTOBER 16, 2020VOX
Historically, jobs reports released shortly before the election have been reasonable bellwethers for how the incumbent party will do, although the last jobs report of the cycle isn’t necessarily the most reliable.
SEPTEMBER’S JOBS REPORT IS A POLITICAL RORSCHACH TESTAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUX (AMELIA.THOMSON-DEVEAUX@ABC.COM)OCTOBER 2, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Nike is a bellwether for a sector that’s been outperforming during the pandemic.
GOLD BUGS ARE ON THE BACK FOOT AS COVID CONCERNS CLIMB AND STIMULUS-CHECK HOPES FADEBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
A Galilean said, "When the shepherd is angry with his flock, he appoints for its leader a blind bellwether."
HEBRAIC LITERATURE; TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALAVARIOUS
And what is the use of arguing with sheep who are leaping after the bellwether?
THE CHAMPAGNE STANDARDMRS. JOHN LANE
But take a sheep flock now—the bellwether is jest a nice gentle old castrate thet'll do jest whut the sheepherder wants.
ASSASSINJESSE FRANKLIN BONE
One bellwether will carry a whole flock after it, but I fear not that any will want to hold back.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTG. A. HENTY
If I done something against the regulations, would you have to report me to Captain Bellwether?
CUM GRANO SALISGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
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WORDS RELATED TO BELLWETHER

  • bellwether
  • chief
  • crown jewel
  • flotilla leader
  • forerunner
  • front runner
  • head
  • lead ship
  • mother ship
  • authority
  • bellwether
  • connoisseur
  • consultant
  • doyen
  • expert
  • force
  • guide
  • maven
  • mentor
  • power
  • specialist
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