sphere of influence


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sphere of influence

n. pl. spheres of influence
A territorial area over which political or economic influence is wielded by one nation.

sphere of influence

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a region of the world in which one state is dominant

sphere′ of in′fluence


n.
any region in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.sphere of influence - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
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But I herewith discharge my conscience, and declare that I have had quite enthusiastic movements of admiration towards old gentlemen who spoke the worst English, who were occasionally fretful in their temper, and who had never moved in a higher sphere of influence than that of parish overseer; and that the way in which I have come to the conclusion that human nature is lovable--the way I have learnt something of its deep pathos, its sublime mysteries--has been by living a great deal among people more or less commonplace and vulgar, of whom you would perhaps hear nothing very surprising if you were to inquire about them in the neighbourhoods where they dwelt.
Attempts to intimidate Ukraine is an attempt to control or at least have a major impact on political decisions in Ukraine and in addition re-establish a Russian sphere of influence covering the former Soviet space.
Now that Russia is bearing down on the Ukraine the West suddenly becomes concerned, precisely because it views Ukraine as being in a western sphere of influence.
Everett Millais, LAFCO executive director, said placing the library in Simi Valley's sphere of influence officially recognized the situation that already existed.
That's what will worry me, if something's happening outside our sphere of influence.
The two entrenched leaders and one teacher who withdrew from the institute were identified as school leaders by peers and principals but did not expand their sphere of influence as indicated by their actions.
8) The perception of Christians and Muslims who believe that their faith possesses a geographic sphere of influence mirrors the predictions of realist IR theories; these adherents view their faith as operating in a manner similar to the nation-state, with the religion's power waxing or waning in relation to a variety of competitors.
In ME++ Mitchell sees digital technologies as semi-invisible prostheses that enhance the human body's boundaries, sphere of influence and effectiveness.
Here's a heads-up for CFOs: Human resource practitioners are being encouraged to broaden their sphere of influence, citing expansion of the CFO role as their inspiration, according to panelists at a June symposium in New York on the changing role of HR.
Tompkins is well connected and his sphere of influence certainly reaches to the banks and multilateral lenders to whom Yacyreta is indebted.
It attempts to measure the performance and quantify the International Military Education and Training Program's sphere of influence.
The community sphere of influence had the greatest influence on teachers' decisions to remain teaching.