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Great Power

a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
Origin of Great Power
First recorded in 1725-35
Related forms
Great-Power, great-power, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The instrument is capable of great brilliancy and Great Power, greater than lie in the ten fingers of any pianist.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • "There is a Great Power of voice in that lady's breast," said the peasant, nodding his head.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • In summer the sun has Great Power, and the temperature reaches 100 in the shade, with hot winds blowing from the interior.

  • Before his election he will have been a man of Great Power and influence.

  • This gave her Great Power, since the natives fully believed in her supernatural powers.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
British Dictionary definitions for Great Power

Great Power

a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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