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Powerful, 1) strong, mighty, forcible: “this p. rhyme,” Sonn. 55, 2. “this p. might,” 150, 1. “O p. love,” Wiv. V, 5, 4. “p. to araise King Pepin,” All's II, 1, 79. “his p. sound,” All's II, 1, 79 'tis p. (the planet) Wint. I, 2, 202. “you're p. at it,” II, 1, 28 (you are a master in it). “gallows and knock are too p. on the highway,” IV, 3, 29. “p. policy,” H6C I, 2, 58. “winter's p. wind,” V, 2, 15. “with a broad and p. fan,” Troil. I, 3, 27. “p. grace,” Rom. II, 3, 15. “a charm of p. trouble,” Mcb. IV, 1, 18. “drawn by the p. sun,” Lr. II, 4, 169. “mixtures p. o'er the blood,” Oth. I, 3, 104. “thy p. breath,” II, 1, 78.
2) having great authority or command: “some p. spirit,” Wint. II, 3, 186. “all their p. friends,” R2 II, 2, 55. “the p. regions under earth,” H6A V, 3, 11. “his p. arm,” R3 I, 4, 223. “his p. mandate,” Ant. I, 1, 22.
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