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éminence grise

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the senior member of a group
  • the revered éminence grise of Civil War historians

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“éminence grise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/%C3%A9minence%20grise. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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