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- v. have influence to a specified degree
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It was based on a simple concept—a stem supporting a flower—but it had great difficulty in the transitions and edges, and Lori Nichol thought it would carry weight with European judges.
Arcudius, Allatius, are names that carry weight with any unbiassed historian, and they had many disciples and imitators.