elder stateswoman

elder stateswoman

n.
A prominent, highly experienced older woman, especially one acting as an unofficial adviser.
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At 28, she is quite the elder stateswoman of the sport, someone who briefly topped the world rankings, and is much respected for playing a major role in breaking the stranglehold of China on the global stage.
However, just like the other activists, the elder stateswoman of the Saudi equal rights movement made one thing clear: Saudi women activists do not simply want more rights in the kingdom.
In this context, a show commemorating an elder stateswoman of Harlem's art scene could not help but instrumentalize the past in service of the present.
One of the things I love about Williamstown is that I really am an elder stateswoman there now.
And though she's now the elder stateswoman in her team, Balse-Pabayo said she's fine with the label.
He said the poll showed that "especially young people are looking for stability and continuity in these uncertain times." The elder stateswoman of western European politics, Merkel has come under fire at home for initially opening Germany's doors to more than 1 million refugees.
Coburn, 25, is suddenly the elder stateswoman on Team USA with reigning NCAA champion Courtney Frerichs finishing second (9:20.92) and Colleen Quigley qualifying third (9:21.29).
She is our longest-reigning monarch, the iconic face of the nation and the world's most prestigious elder stateswoman. But, as these pictures show, the early years of the Queen's childhood were carefree - before the pressures of the crown entered her life.
Ferrier managed to finish in 64th place and Dargie, a Master athlete in every form and the elder stateswoman of the team, crossed the line a further two places back.
Muguruza thrashed Williams 6-2 6-2 in the second round at the 2014 French Open, to spark a period of soul searching that led the American to compose her current winning streak.Three major titles later, Williams will meet Muguruza again but the elder stateswoman does not expect the young Spaniard to be fearful.
Three major titles later Williams will meet Muguruza again - but the elder stateswoman does not expect the young Spaniard to be fearful.
4.15 Navan Come Racing For Summer Ladies Day June 13th Handicap 1m2f ATR Card page 65 A RACE promoting a ladies day and what better horse to contest it than the elder stateswoman of the Flat, Strandfield Lady?