The panel was asked to avoid making judgments about geography or siting—decisions which often are influenced by local politics.
Still other critics are baffled that Borges was influenced by such strange and disparate sources.
In other interviews, he has indicated Rand has influenced his thinking.
To give just one example of the way that culture has influenced how we think about trauma, consider the “flashback.”
Bush exploited this opportunity, as in his third televised debate in 2000, when asked what thinker had most influenced him.
Their private pecuniary interest, and that alone, influenced their proceedings.
Mr. Paine did not admire Mrs. Davis, and was not likely to be influenced by her prejudices.
The opinion of parliament on two other questions during the session was, seemingly, influenced by events in France.
Who could have influenced me, since nobody has entered my life?
Doubtless the height is influenced by the types of insects that are flying, and where they can be found most readily.
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.