dignitary dignitary  /ˈdɪɡ nə ˌtɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

Usage(s):

  1. Sometimes the White House will purchase a beverage from a visiting dignitary's home country.
  2. Bush hopes that in 10 or 15 years he may be the white-haired dignitary who stands on a similar stage, on an equally cloudless day, in Baghdad.
  3. Deaver goes to Seoul, is treated like a dignitary, meets the President and other top leaders, and links the cigarette issue to pending trade matters.

News

  1. Congratulations to Seacoast graduates

    This evening, to the sound of well-deserved applause from friends and family, high school seniors will stride across a stage, shake a dignitary's hand and accept their high school diplomas.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

  2. Caps off to the class of 2013

    This evening, to the sound of well-deserved applause from friends and family, high school seniors will stride across the stage, shake a dignitary's hand and accept their high school diplomas.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Exeter News-Letter

Quotes

  1. Sitting next to Aso in the White House, Obama said: "The friendship between the United States and Japan is extraordinarily important. It is for that reason that the prime minister is the first foreign dignitary to visit me in the Oval Office."
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "The team must have taken the food from a good store knowing fully well that it is meant for high profile dignitary. So, we have asked that the shop should be sealed and action should be taken," said Mukesh Kumar Mesram, Kanpur District Magistrate.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Mukesh Kumar Source: Oneindia

  3. "America must speak with one voice against our terrorist enemies," Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich., said in a statement from his office. "It sends a fundamentally troubling message when an American dignitary is engaged in dialogue with...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Joe Knollenberg Source: New York Times Blogs (blog)

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