Plutocrat


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Plutocrat

A person with real or perceived political authority due to his/her vast wealth. For example, a person who donates vast sums to candidates of all major parties in order to have influence no matter who wins may be called a plutocrat. The term is highly derogatory.
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These events gave Linke the clientele of such plutocrats as Arabella Huntington of New York, and Antonio Devoto of Buenos Aires and an entre into the bourgeoning market of America.
The Democratic plutocrat sees his hardline Republican counterpart as something of a dinosaur, unwilling to consider new strategies.
Plutocrat is clearly in fine heart at present and with the ground due to be a bit better at Exeter, he has an outstanding chance.
Richard Wakeham, rider of runner-up Plutocrat, was handed a one-day suspension (date not yet set) after being found guilty of careless riding.
By making it abundantly clear that the actors and singers hired to provide after-dinner entertainment for a nouveau riche plutocrat are to be treated as servants from a lower order, Armfield explains the sense of inferiority and insecurity which in fact leads to preperformance tantrums.
His near 10-1 three-timer at Gosforth Park on Monday came on Lenny Lungo's heavily-backed pair Mirjan and Plutocrat, plus the Pat Haslam-trained Bustling Rio.
ACCORDING to my thesaurus, a plutocrat is someone who exercises control through wealth - well that quickly rules out you and me.
The only diversions Vladimir and Estragon enjoy are their intermittent glimpses into the lives of the ruling and subjugated classes as represented by pompous plutocrat Pozzo (Kevin C.
The 670-mile round trip from Carrutherstown in the south west corner of Scotland proved fully justified when Plutocrat stormed home in the Fairmile Handicap Hurdle to complete a hat-trick.
Lungo landed some huge bets when Plutocrat won the seller.
This leader of the gods was a scheming plutocrat in need of psycho-analysis, but so welounded was John Tomlinson's portrayal, so noble of timbre and commanding in range, we'll miss this stunning assumption.
Drive it like the hard-charging Italian that it is, or recline like a plutocrat on the optional massaging rear seats - either way you'll be lit by your own personal spotlight in one of the hottest-looking rides I know.