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synonyms for eminence grise

  • behind-the-scenes operator
  • friend at court
  • hidden hand
  • kingmaker
  • powerbroker
  • wire-puller
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How to use eminence grise in a sentence

All parties have borne testimony to the value of his services, and the eminence of his talents.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He who has attained it grows giddy, and the fiercest winds are summoned to blow him from his eminence.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He was the son of a miller, and raised himself to eminence by his great talent and genius as a painter.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
There was another theory promulgated many years back by certain people of some degree of eminence in their own walk in life.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
We did not perceive the little town until we had surmounted the last eminence and were in its immediate vicinity.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
He sees nothing in any one of these religions to justify its claim to infallibility or pre-eminence.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
On a little eminence in the midst of these stands the chapel of Our Lady, which is the parish church of a large district.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The church is situated on a platform, rather more than half way up a steep eminence overlooking the bay.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Removed unnecessary closing quotation mark after: he might have the pre-eminence.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
After the burning, the bones are collected, placed in an urn, and interred upon some eminence under a small monument.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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WORDS RELATED TO EMINENCE GRISE

  • behind-the-scenes operator
  • eminence grise
  • friend at court
  • hidden hand
  • kingmaker
  • powerbroker
  • wire-puller
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.