prestige

Part of speech: noun

Influence based on past achievements.

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Usage examples "prestige":

  1. It would have been said that we must sustain our prestige to the end and at all costs, a phrase which often cloaks the obstinacy of moral cowardice. - "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.
  2. The political and geographical conditions were such that she was able to reduce the intangible object of asserting her prestige to the purely concrete form of a territorial objective. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.
  3. The desire for security, or prestige, or domination, or what is vaguely called self- realization? - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.