Example sentences for: influential

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

  • As Gottlieb points out, the ultimate villain of the story is an influential, rich, white guy.

  • Those of conservative or center-right proclivities characteristically look at America's past through the eyes of Alexis de Tocqueville, the French aristocrat who toured the fledgling United States in the 1830s, gathering observations and ideas that were, in due course, published in Democracy in America . Tocqueville's opus has become one of the modern world's most influential political ethnographies--that is, a set of densely descriptive observations of another nation, written to influence political debates back in one's own country.

  • Head across the square to Weesperstraat to find the Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) which documents the history of the once large and influential Jewish community in the city.

  • And in his 1908 manual Scouting for Boys , which has a fair claim as one of the most influential books of the 20 th century, he focuses keenly on lust (though he does not mention homosexuality outright).

  • The Nation , among others, keeps up a steady drumbeat on this theme: Why doesn't the left have an advocacy organization as influential as Heritage?


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