[ UK /kˈɪŋme‍ɪkɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪŋˌmeɪkɝ/ ]
  1. an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
    the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker
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How To Use kingmaker In A Sentence

  • Now with his foray into the electoral area, he has the makings of a political kingmaker.
  • ‘The kingmaker can kingmake as much as he likes but the chance is there to take him on now,’ said a Labour insider.
  • The import of his letter is that as Chairman of the Council of kingmakers, he could not provide leadership.
  • Dan has apparently designated himself kingmaker, which is perhaps unsurprising given that he previously took credit for getting Greg Nickels elected in the first place. Seattle Weekly | Complete Issue
  • He was aided and abetted by a one-time car salesman whose verbal skills and shady book-keeping saw him become a kingmaker and bagman.
  • He is targeting for at least 40 MPs so that he would not only be the kingmaker, but can become king, too.
  • I personally appeal for the exhibition of honesty by our kingmakers in the selection of a befitting personality for the kingly crown.
  • He is seen as a potential kingmaker and wields considerable power already in managing parliamentary business and pulling MSP levers on its committees.
  • Tiberius needed people to accept Livia as both kingmaker and Roman materfamilias par excellence. Caesars’ Wives
  • the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker
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