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Definition of the noun eminence grise
What does eminence grise mean as a name of something?
- (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
Eminence Grise a.k.a. Éminence grise: An éminence grise is a powerful decision-maker or advisor who operates "behind the scenes" or in a non-public or unofficial capacity.
- also known as L'eminence grise
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by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz
[From the French Eminence Grise — 'the cardinal in grey' — the nickname given to Cardinal Richelieu's secretary and adviser, Pere Joseph, who was a Capuchin friar and wore a grey habit.] grief come to grief to be unsuccessful, suffer some ...
by Julia Cresswell
The French expression eminence grise, literally 'grey eminence' for someone ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
and L'Eminence Grise (1874), have received high encomiums. Though not to be ranked among painters of the first class, ...
by Gino Raymond
The term eminence grise (grey eminence) was originally coined to refer to Richelieu's secretary, Pere Joseph. RIF WAR (1925—1926). Rebellion in Morocco that began as armed resistance to the Spanish army by the Berber mountain tribes in ...
by Olivier Roy, Antoine Sfeir
Another member of the HCS was the minister of defense in the outgoing government, General Kha- led Nezzar, the army leader, widely seen as the eminence grise behind developments in Algeria. A powerful High Council for Security also ...
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