commanding presence


: a manner which attracts attention
He has a commanding presence when he speaks.

Examples of commanding presence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With his gruff yet commanding presence and behind-the-scenes manipulation of power, Mr. Kissinger exerted uncommon influence on global affairs under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, earning both vilification and the Nobel Peace Prize. Nancy Benac, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Nov. 2023 Less known is her commanding presence in the courtroom, a reflection of her extensive trial experience and an upbringing in a prominent Jamaican family. Robert Draper, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2023 The campaign has gone viral, in large part due to the rapper’s commanding presence and neo-pinup-girl charm. Nick Remsen, Vogue, 11 Sep. 2023

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“Commanding presence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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