Example sentences for: influential

How can you use “influential” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One plan in particular — a proposal to send a railway line through the heart of the region — galvanized a small group of influential local men, including poet William Wordsworth, into action.

  • The repackaging of food stamps as "critical work supports" (rather than welfare handouts) has been pushed for years by influential liberal antipoverty "advocates" such as Wendell Primus of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

  • The story tracks the wheeling and dealing of Peter Knight, an influential corporate lobbyist who used to work for Al Gore and is now a prominent Gore fund-raiser.

  • Many great and influential books were written during that time: The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities , The Organization Man , The Protestant Establishment , Silent Spring , The Feminist Mystique , The Lonely Crowd (which you worked on, I believe), The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism , The Machine in the Garden , The Image --I could go on and on ...

  • The more influential these summaries become, the more each interest group will be willing to pay to get its views and quotes into them.


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