If Tiger were under the influence of these drugs, his driving would certainly be compromised.
The studies also looked at the influence of anti-overweight bias in policymaking.
What would you do to reduce the power and influence of corporations and Wall Street?
The White House has said it did not try to influence the licensing process for LightSquared at the FCC.
Television might be convenient, but it has no influence on my life here.
Again, the influence of English ideas has affected their public worship.
It cannot be denied that he has often made good use of his influence.
She's said it several times while under the influence of the sedatives she's had.
Their influence on us is at least reciprocal with ours on them.
The influence of Gracchus over the popular mind was lessened.
late 14c., an astrological term, "streaming ethereal power from the stars acting upon character or destiny of men," from Old French influence "emanation from the stars that acts upon one's character and destiny" (13c.), also "a flow of water," from Medieval Latin influentia "a flowing in" (also used in the astrological sense), from Latin influentem (nominative influens), present participle of influere "to flow into," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Meaning "exercise of personal power by human beings" is from mid-15c.; meaning "exertion of unseen influence by persons" is from 1580s (a sense already in Medieval Latin, e.g. Aquinas). Under the influence "drunk" first attested 1866.
1650s, from influence (n.). Related: Influenced; influencing.