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  • n. Plural form of sherpa.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sherpa.


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  • In referring to the work of "sherpas" -- the personal representatives of heads of state who do most of the preparatory work at such summits -- he provided no details.

    G20 Heads for Conclusion

  • Expanded to the G7 and now the G8, the group's annual meeting has metamorphosed into unwieldy, media-dominated events where leaders rubber-stamp long communiques prepared by so-called "sherpas" - top

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Expedition participants were classified as either 'climbers,' individuals from outside the Himalayan region, or 'sherpas' - high-altitude porters, most of them ethnic Sherpas or Tibetans, hired to transport equipment and otherwise assist the climbers.


  • Lord Malloch-Brown said so-called sherpas -- envoys who attend G-20 advance meetings and put forward each nation's agenda -- planned to meet Friday in London.

    U.K. Says Markets Counting on a G-20 Crisis Plan

  • The real work is done by people called sherpas, who know a lot and do heavy lifting, which is why they're called sherpas.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2004

  • Commission and council lawyers delivered their verdict in overnight discussions with the so-called sherpas - senior ambassadors and civil servants - preparing the summit and its texts.

    The Guardian World News

  • Six days remained for senior advisers, so-called 'sherpas', to thrash out a deal.

    Reuters: Top News

  • The finance ministers of the G20, called the sherpas, met in Busan, South

  • The sherpas are the top officials representing the leaders of the G20, a group of countries with developed or emerging economies, who are also scheduled to meet at a summit in Toronto in late June to discuss global economic stability. Top Stories

  • The "sherpas" return to Bonn today to continue the backroom negotiations on a global deal to tackle climate change.

    Funding, infighting and forests – the Brazilian view on climate change


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