well-connected love


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  • adj. Having close connections with people of wealth or social standing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. connected by blood or close acquaintance with people of wealth or social position


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  • The second is equality, which suffers when a privileged class of well-connected insiders use their clout to secure better benefits than everyone else -- at the expense of everyone else.

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  • Although their popularity puts them on the authorities' radar, it also means that when these well-connected, highly-followed youth are arrested or prosecuted it activates transnational activist networks.

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  • Those include well-connected Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs that got bailed out and giant corporations like General Electric that shape legislation so they can profit.

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  • Is he a real talent, or a well-connected enthusiast who has almost grabbed the brass ring a few times?

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  • The well-connected Micronesian island group of Yap had 43 tools, with a mean of five techno-units per tool, while the remote Santa Cruz group in the Solomon Islands, despite having almost as large a population, had just 24 tools and four techno-units.

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  • Perhaps best of all, he was a well-connected member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, even though his sharp practices at two of his elections hardly reflect honorably on "the Father of the Country."

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  • The chance to rub elbows with talented, well-connected classmates is crucial: As much as 50% of E.M.B.A. class work is done in team settings, and most classes are taught in a seminar style where students drive the discussion with insights from their lengthy experience in the business world.

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  • Here, it's the young and well-connected Dr April Latimer, a friend of Quirke's only recently acknowledged daughter Phoebe.

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  • These handsome oarsmen, heirs to old money, employ him to help create an exclusive site called Harvard Connection, with the less well-connected maths student Divya Narendra (Max Minghella) as their businessman.

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  • In The Social Network, Zuckerberg the unlovely nerd defeats the wealthy, handsome and well-connected Winklevoss twins by being better than them.

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