INFLUENTIAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INFLUENTIAL
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 a.  important; powerful; having or exercising influence or power
Classic Sentence:
1  He was a thoroughly sensible man, influential and intelligent.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In GRACE
2  My dear aunt's influential acquaintances were producing an unexpected effect upon that young man.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
3  It was a great comfort to turn from that chap to my influential friend, the battered, twisted, ruined, tin-pot steamboat.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
4  No influential friend would have served me better.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
5  The committee was composed of about twenty-five of the most prominent and most influential white men of Georgia.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIII.
6  In fact, the oldest and most influential bishop in one branch of the Methodist Church said that my words were far too mild.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIV.
7  Then he became alarmed, and dared not stay any longer at Nimes, so he solicited a change of residence, and, as he was in reality very influential, he was nominated to Versailles.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
8  You have found in him an influential and kind friend, who will be kinder yet, I venture to predict, if you deserve it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  Or at least if this were otherwise, there were not wanting other motives much more influential with him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
10  The elderly lady was a Princess Drubetskaya, belonging to one of the best families in Russia, but she was poor, and having long been out of society had lost her former influential connections.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
11  It will be easy for you to find out more detail and, if it is really necessary, to do something about it through the great and influential people you know.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Six K.'s uncle - Leni
Example Sentence:
1  All sorts of illustrious and influential persons lent their names to our national culture.
2  Zoff was originally dismissed as a crank, but his theories later became very influential.
3  He was very influential in shaping the government's economic policy/strategy.
4  The last decade of the nineteenth century saw the development of a considerable antipathy to trade unionism among influential public opinion.
5  Speaking at an industry conference, the Indian leader addressed some of India's most powerful and influential businessmen.
6  Illegal logging is a lucrative business that enriches many of the country's most entrenched interests including the army and influential politicians.