Examples of elder statesman in a Sentence
an elder statesman of baseball coaches
the elder statesman of the White House correspondents is finally retiring after nearly a half century of service
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At the time of his retirement on Jan. 28, 2010, Mr. Bolen was the elder statesman of Birmingham TV newscasters.
This wasn't exactly a young whipper snapper taking a shot at an elder statesman.
Tim Duncan, by the time his 15th season came around, was well along in his transition from focal point to elder statesman.
Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2 The ascension of any number of viral teenage sensations in hip-hop made 23-year-old Lil Uzi Vert something of an unlikely elder statesman of the SoundCloud set this year.
He was often seen as a unifying elder statesman who could soothe tempers among Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds.
Six seasons later Darius Butler is still here, still quietly punching the clock day after day in the Colts’ defensive backfield, the elder statesman of the unit and one of the most respected voices on the team.
Brady is the elder statesman of starting QBs , seven of whom are 35 or older for the first time ever.
Cashel Man, the community’s elder statesman, dates to the Bronze Age, around 2,000 B.C., giving him a good 700 years on King Tut.
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elder statesman Synonyms
Synonymsdoyen, elder, dean, éminence grise, nestor, senior
Related Wordsbetter, superior; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteran
Near Antonymsdoyenne; inferior, subordinate, underling; beginner, colt, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, recruit, rookie, tenderfoot, tyro
ELDER STATESMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elder statesman for English Language Learners
: a retired government leader who gives advice to current leaders
: a respected man who has been a member of a group or organization for a long time
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