a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
- Great-Power, great-power, adjective
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How to use Great Power in a sentence
With Great Power may come great responsibility, but with super speed and red leather pants comes the party.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie | Sujay Kumar | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the world order falls into disarray, the U.S. must confront the fact that no other truly Great Power shares our values.
The scene is written with a matter-of-fact restraint that lends it Great Power.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life | Chimamanda Adichie | August 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The museum commentary describes this as “within six weeks the unprecedented collapse of a Great Power.”
People with Great Power and wealth, and people with very little of either.Read Jon Favreau’s Full Commencement Address to College of the Holy Cross | Jon Favreau | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Where a Great Power of Attention has been renewed or originally acquired, it requires considerable effort to continue that power.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
But there shall rise up a strong king, and shall rule with Great Power: and he shall do what he pleaseth.
And Bacchides heard it, and he came on the sabbath day even to the bank of the Jordan, with a Great Power.
But stay patiently a while, and thou shalt see his Great Power, in what manner he will torment thee and thy seed.
He had a deadly precision of speech, a very remarkable memory, and a Great Power of organising and assembling his facts.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for Great Power
a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
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