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How to use éminence grise in a sentence
“Mr. de la Renta is far more a hot dog than an eminence grise of American fashion” Horyn wrote in her review.Oscar de la Renta's Feud with Cathy Horyn, The Man Repeller's Empire Expands | The Daily Beast | September 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Former Ambassador Robert Blackwill, a foreign-policy eminence grise, wishes to divide Afghanistan.
British Dictionary definitions for éminence grise
a person who wields power and influence unofficially or behind the scenes
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Cultural definitions for éminence grise
A person who wields power behind the scenes: “The king's brother-in-law is his éminence grise; he has enormous influence, though he is rarely in the public eye.” A French term meaning “gray eminence.”
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