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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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.
Falk, a 6-4 redshirt senior, is the elder statesman of the Pac-12 quarterbacks who is taking aim on the conference’s records for yards (13,600) and touchdowns (116).
But as soon as Fuente was hired, the jig was up, and Foster became the Hokies’ elder statesman.
Having recently served as U.S. minister to England, Buchanan at 65 was an elder statesman with a glittering political resume devoid of significant accomplishment.
After the first game of the season, Jackson called Britt into his office and challenged him to step up and be the leader of the young receiver corps as its elder statesman.
Richards has become the Gore Vidal of rock, the elder statesman always armed with an acid quote.
Schiff has no trouble playing Dr. Glassman, an exasperated elder statesman trying to do the right thing for both Shaun and his hospital, given his prickly turn in a similar role on The West Wing.
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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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