elder statesman

NOUN
  1. an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
  2. any influential person whose advice is highly respected
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  • (12 May 2006) - Three years in the business might seem like a too-brief span for a retrospective, but since 2003, Washington D. C.-based quartet the Fort Knox Five founded their own record label (called Fort Knox Recordings), remixed the likes of Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, And Tower of Power, and collaborated with hip hop's elder statesman Africa Bambaataa-not to mention all the bodies they've got moving on the ... Cool Hunting
  • Now an elder statesman, ambition frustrated but perforce sated, he is positioned to tell a riveting story.Sentence dictionary
  • He is the elder statesman par excellence.
  • Now an elder statesman, ambition frustrated but perforce sated, he is positioned to tell a riveting story.
  • Mark Isaacs, former chief of psychological services at Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, Md., who is known as an elder statesman of the program, said "the whole atmosphere became charged with tension" after the changes earlier this year. Doctor Revolt Shakes Disability Program
  • If The West Wing (also a John Wells-executive produced series like ER) was the fantasy of the workplace as perfect gemeinschaft full of Algonquin roundtable-ready wits and Nobel-level brains, and The Office is Studs Terkel's Working re-imagined as a comedy, ER is the only show that captures the fluid nature of office politics, the way today's annoyingly ambitious intern can become tomorrow's wizened elder statesman. 10.4 Million 'ER' Fans Can't Be Wrong: A Longtime Fan's Notes on a Beloved Show
  • He was the prototype of the elder statesman.
  • He is an elder statesman now, the wacky perm a distant memory, his hair not just grey but greyer than any grey I have ever seen. Keegle is noble but good taste takes a tumbril | Martin Kelner
  • In recent years he has kicked his bad habits, embraced marriage and fatherhood, and earned international acclaim as an elder statesman of rock.
  • Henry Hyde, leaving Congress not in disgrace as he should have seven years ago, but elegized as a beloved elder statesman, remembers his own part in that attempted coup with pride. But they seem like such nice guys
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