This makes proverbs not only a clever form of verbal art, but also a potent tool of verbal combat!
After all, who gains from a presidential posture that has, in effect, stigmatized our most potent deterrent?
The argument that glorifying a dangerous lifestyle sends a dangerous message is potent.
It was so potent, given all the ways the world is breaking many people, his people, down.
You can fixate your brain on "potent Potables" for five progressively harder questions, then on "Kings of England" for five more.
Every tender emotion of love is a prayer, pure and potent, for a higher life.
This is considered to be the most potent sedative in nature.
Law is a potent educator when rightly applied, but it may work more harm than good.
She exerted a mild authority which was too potent for argument.
The air seemed to him a wonderful, potent ichor infusing him with a new and vigorous life.
early 15c., from Latin potentem (nominative potens) "powerful," present participle of *potere "be powerful," from potis "powerful, able, capable; possible;" of persons, "better, preferable; chief, principal; strongest, foremost," from PIE root *poti- "powerful, lord" (cf. Sanskrit patih "master, husband," Greek posis, Lithuanian patis "husband"). Meaning "having sexual power" is first recorded 1899.
potent po·tent (pōt'nt)
Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects.
Able to perform sexual intercourse. Used of a male.