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He said that some of his most influential constituents disliked it.

You are right in supposing that I am not unaccustomed to—an influential position.'

You should make your paper the organ of some influential party.

The ex-honorable had in his pocket a nomination for an influential office.

These are the influential literary and political journals of Reisenburg.

More than that, he has the most influential politician in this county back of him.

However, "influential" is a good word and usual in obituaries, so Bethuel let it stand.

The person who said all this is the most influential politician of this district.

There was a large and influential part of the kingdom who were Protestants.

"You have no idea how influential those people are," he explained to his wife.

WORD ORIGIN

"powerful," 1650s, from Medieval Latin influentialis, from influentia (see influence). Earlier in an astrological sense (1560s).

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