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someone who is important in some way
a successful and important person with a lot of power in a particular industry
very important person: used for referring to someone who receives special treatment because they are powerful or famous
someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something
a very important or respected person in a group, organization, or area of activity
used for referring to powerful people in a particular profession or section of society
someone who is or seems strong and powerful
someone who is powerful or who has a lot of influence
a person, business etc, especially an opponent, whose influence or ability deserves to be respected
a small electronic device which is taken into shops and links individual customers to advertisements …
the first day of Lent
the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards
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