One that is of considerable importance or influence: sought the advice of policy influentials. (noun)
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Use "influential" in a sentence
"Told you Ayn Rand had changed my political views forever - now that's what I call influential writing :"
"Given the number of last-ditch Zionists that President Obama has surrounded himself with, Rahm Immanuel being the most influential, is it any wonder that Obama would appoint someone like Ross to be “special adviser” on Iran."
"Despotic governments conduct campaigns to win influential seats while developing nations turn a blind eye to their human rights violating colleagues in order to win assembly votes."