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Definition of Influence

  • Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, physical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which affects, modifies, or sways; as, the influence which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers, of the stars over affairs.
  • Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.
  • Induction.
  • To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to affect; to move; to persuade; to induce.
  • causing something without any direct or apparent effort
  • a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
  • a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
  • one having power to influence another
  • the effect of one thing (or person) on another
  • shape or influence; give direction to
  • induce into action by using one's charm
  • have and exert influence or effect

How to use influence in a sentence. Influence pronunciation.

When he had brought the influence of the British Consulate to bear, promises were made, doors were opened wide, and Pasha and Bey offered him coffee and talked to him sympathetically.
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He could shrug his shoulders and play with his beads, and urbanely explain his own helplessness and ineligibility when his influence was summoned, or it was sought to entangle him in warring interests.
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Always, always some rumour of assassination, or of conspiracy, or the influence and secret agents of the Sultan-all Nahoum.
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Had he himself been born in these surroundings, under these influences!
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Then, under the spell of that influence which he had never yet been able to resist, he added to the slaves: "Take him aside.
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So soon as they reached Stephanus' cave, both turned their backs on Paulus with conspicuously marked intention; nay the acolyte signed his brow with the cross, as if he thought it necessary to protect himself against evil influences.
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And this was almost entirely due to Louise's influence for the girl impressed upon her mother that 'to make a row' would be the sure and certain way of proving that Mrs. Mumford was justified in claiming social superiority over her guests.
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Pushkin, who was born in 1799 and died in 1838, is the founder of Russian literature, and it is difficult to overestimate his influence.
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The cosmopolitanism of the Russian novelist partly accounts for the international effect and influence of his novels.
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Another friend, Jukovski, exercised a powerful influence, and gave invaluable aid at several crises of his career.
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Superstition plays a prominent role in these sketches; the unseen world of ghosts and apparitions has an enormous influence on the daily life of the peasants.
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Both remarks are just, though the influence of Homer is the more evident; in the descriptive passages, the style is deliberately Homeric, as it is in the romances of Sienkiewicz, which owe so much to this little book by Gogol.
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What direction the influence of Madame Viardot on Turgenev took no one knows.
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He distributed copies to the leading writers and men of influence, and asked them to arouse the public.
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It was written at Baden, while he was living with the Viardots, and I suspect that the influence of Madame Viardot is stronger in this work than in anything else Turgenev produced.
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In 1859 he published "The Uncle's Dream," a society novel, showing both in its humour and in its ruthless satire the influence of Gogol.
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The influence of Dickens is once more clearly seen in the sickly little girl Nelly, whose strange caprices and flashes of passion are like Goethe's Mignon, but whose bad health and lingering death recall irresistibly Little Nell.
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From his fourteenth to his twenty-first year the books that he read with the most profit were Sterne's "Sentimental Journey," under the influence of which he wrote his first story, Pushkin, Schiller's "Robbers," Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev's "A Sportsman's Sketches;" and to a less degree he was affected by the New Testament, Rousseau, Dickens's "David Copperfield," and the historical works of the American Prescott.
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The same pains are taken with persons who have little influence on the course of the story, as with the chief actors.
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Despite our immense respect for his literary power, despite the enormous influence for good that his later books have effected, it must be said that of all the great Russian writers, Tolstoi was the most unlovely.
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Examples of Influence

Example #1
They had respect for him more than for most Franks, because the Prince Pasha had honoured him with especial favour.
Example #2
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
Example #3
Mahomet was a prophet and Christ was a prophet.
Example #4
He had had his great fight for place and power, alien as he was in religion, though he had lived in Egypt since a child.
Example #5
I have given orders and they have not been fulfilled-Nahoum.
Example #6
He has grown rich while I borrow from Europe to pay my army and to meet the demands of the Sultan.