Examples of kingpin in a Sentence
kingpins of the movie industry
a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade
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This problem of keeping order at the Artemis becomes complicated when the hotel’s criminal kingpin owner (Jeff Goldblum) shows up, spurting blood, while his son (Zachary Quinto ) and an army of thugs wait impatiently and ominously in the lobby.
But as trust in big tech companies erodes, Kohn and crew see an opening to finally take on the powerful kingpins at the top.
Juries don’t like to see a kingpin get a sweet deal and then testify against a few lackeys or underlings.
Evan Peters, Kate Mara, Tatiana Maslany, and James Van Der Beek (as a drug kingpin) are also featured.
The tastes of a few–radio titans and record-label kingpins of the predominantly older, white and male variety–often ruled distribution, and in turn popular success.
In the debate Mr Anaya criticised the priority that Mr Peña and Mr Calderón (a member of his party) gave to capturing kingpins.
Ever since then, Democrats and anti-McConnell Republicans like Blankenship have pushed the notion that the Chao family and McConnell, by extension, are criminal kingpins who use their fleet of ships to move drugs around the globe.
Using shell companies and banks that keep their identities hidden, corrupt politicians, drug kingpins, tax evaders, and money launderers secretly park their money in countries far away from the prying eyes of law enforcement and tax officials.
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KINGPIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kingpin for English Language Learners
: a person who controls an organization or activity
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