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éminence grise

Someone who is powerful in a particular area without having an official title. The phrase, French for "grey eminence," originally applied to one of Cardinal Richelieu's advisors, a monk who wore a grey robe. A: "Why should I worry about what Bob thinks? He doesn't even have a title!" B: "Yes, but he's the éminence grise of the firm, and the partners really value his opinion."
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gray eminence

The power behind the throne; a person who wields considerable power but secretly or surreptitiously. The term is a translation from the French of éminence grise. This phrase originally referred to François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577–1638), the trusted behind-the-scenes adviser of Cardinal Richelieu. The term came into English in the early 1940s when Aldous Huxley wrote a book about Tremblay entitled Grey Eminence (1941). See also power behind the throne.
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The morphology of the articular eminence, glenoid fossa and mandibular condyle depends on numerous factors, such as changes in dentition associated with aging (tooth loss, attrition and/or increased function), degenerative changes of the glenoid fossa, masticatory stress, craniofacial growth, gender, ethnicity and the relationship between the fossa and the eminence in relation to the facial structures(4,6,10-13).
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For Eskildesn&Kangi (1998) believe that using model of organizational eminence is necessary for the following reasons: a- increasing the public knowledge of the importance of quality and the need for its ever more consideration throughout the society with the use of a practically scientific model for it; b- a place for evaluating the organizations based on sound standards of performance evaluation; c- providing the grounds for a systematic self-assessment of organizations for finding about their weaknesses and strengths and comparing them with other organizations; d- providing a means for knowing about the achievements of successful organizations in quality improvement and introducing them to other organizations as ideal models to follow.
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The agreement was signed by His Eminence Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, on behalf of the Ministry of Finance (MoF), Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, on behalf of the Netherlands; in the presence of His Eminence Younis Haji Al Khouri, Undersecretary of the MoF; HE Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Assistant Undersecretary of International Financial Relations Sector at MoF and Yousuf bin Hajar, Deputy Director of Regional and International Financial Relations Department.
The median eminence is part of the brain's metabolism hub known as the hypothalamus.
His Eminence Abraham, peace be upon him, was a Muslim.
Picking up the classical baton will be Eminence Brass, four leading international brass musicians - David Childs on euphonium, trumpeter-cornettist Philip Cobb, Owen Farr on tenor horn and Richard Marshall on cornet.
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Does His Eminence know of something the others do not know of?