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Burhanuddin Rabbani, a leading figure in the Afghan peace process, had been killed at his house.

He was a leading figure in the Socialist Party—maybe president some day.

Yet, some home truths of newspapering remain, and at least one leading figure of that earlier time saw this clearly.

In Berlin, Mendelssohn became the leading figure in the propaganda for the music of Bach.

Anyone who came to Zillenstein was of interest, and as John looked the leading figure became familiar.

Khufu is a leading figure in an ancient Egyptian story (Papyrus Westcar), but it is unfortunately incomplete.

The leading figure, that of Paddy Ryan, stumbled, lurched forward and fell.

Mazzini was then a leading figure in the Chamber of Deputies,—“the prophet not only of modern Italy, but of the modern world.”


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