grey eminence


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grey eminence

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gray eminence

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the English equivalent of éminence grise
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In this book he becomes a kind of grey eminence, pursuing an agenda without written sanction by his Admiralty and government masters.
Catherine of Siena and his unfinished historical novel, deducing the present from the past in his Grey Eminence, how Swiss teenagers read Brave New World, Huxley as a blind stay-at-home mole at Oxford 1913-16, three translations of Brave New World into Spanish, and Aldous Huxley and the paranormal.
Grumpy grey eminence Arthur Smith will preside over his own travelling variety show The House Of Fun on its only stop in Yorkshire.
The failure to replace the outgoing 'grey eminence' of Public Security, Zhou Yongkang, on the Standing Committee will reduce Public Security's political influence, but could also make it harder to control the public security apparatus.
* "Curb Your Enthusiasm" has become the grey eminence of primetime.
In a 1981 documentary called The Day after Trinity, Freeman Dyson, a reigning grey eminence of maths and theoretical physics, as well as an ardent proponent of nuclear disarmament, described the seductive power that brought us the ability to create atomic energy out of nothing:
GREAT SCOT: View down the Great Glen RED ALERT Soho street at night GREY EMINENCE David Dimbleby HOME TRUTHS Rosie and Luke in the Rovers Return
CAULIFLOWER POWER Sam and Charlie RED ALERT Soho street at night GREY EMINENCE David Dimbleby HOME TRUTHS Rosie and Luke in the Rovers Return
But another grey eminence behind its arrival in the city was David Drew, champion of Kurt Weill and the Third Viennese School of composers who followed him, and recently arrived as director of publications for Boosey and Hawkes.
Not for nothing was Cheney considered the 'grey eminence' of George W Bush's administration.
In between we have Grey Eminence, Ape and Essence, Huxley's futurist anti-nuclear novel set in 2108, and The Devils of Loudun, his historical novel set in seventeenth-century France.
He calls in somebody else, a troubleshooting grey eminence whose job it is to come up with the winning formula.