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influence

Astrology an ethereal fluid or occult power regarded as emanating from the stars and affecting a person's actions, future, etc.

Influence

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Astrologers often speak of the correlation between planetary positions and earthly events in terms of influence, as if the planets actually exert forces—analogous to gravity or magnetism—that cause a particular incident. If pressed for an explanation, however, the majority of professional astrologers would probably offer a different type of explanation, such as the Jungian notion of synchronicity.

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During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland.
Moreover, Stremov, one of the most influential people in Petersburg, and the elderly admirer of Liza Merkalova, was Alexey Alexandrovitch's enemy in the political world.
Testimonials representing Mrs General as a prodigy of piety, learning, virtue, and gentility, were lavishly contributed from influential quarters; and one venerable archdeacon even shed tears in recording his testimony to her perfections
I knew that the audience would be largely composed of the most influential class of white men and women, and that it would be a rare opportunity for me to let them know what we were trying to do at Tuskegee, as well as to speak to them about the relations of the races.
The committee was composed of about twenty-five of the most prominent and most influential white men of Georgia.
The lady patroness of Michaelis, the ticket-of-leave apostle of humanitarian hopes, was one of the most influential and distinguished connections of the Assistant Commissioner's wife, whom she called Annie, and treated still rather as a not very wise and utterly inexperienced young girl.
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Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one of Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
MARGARET Thatcher has beaten the Queen and the first female Nobel Prize winner to be named the most influential woman of all time, according to a poll.
She was regarded as more influential than scientist Marie Curie (24%) and the Queen, Britain's longest serving monarch (18%).