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plooh tuh krat

  • n  someone who exercises power by virtue of wealth

  • That surely was the case with the German-born Wyler and his film of the Sinclair Lewis novel about the fraying ties of a plutocrat (Walter Huston), comfortable in his life of .
  • McDonough empathizes with birds because he's a rare one himself, a visionary--half green, half pink--who talks like a communist, thinks like a plutocrat and acts like an ecologist.
  • Premji is a new kind of Indian plutocrat.

  • Conrad Black in Toronto Star
    As Black told Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin, "Canadians suspect, if only intuitively, the corruption of the American prosecutorial system and I have made the transition from being perceived as a plutocrat to an underdog."

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