Great Power

  1. 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

Other words from Great Power

  • Great-Power, great-power, adjective

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How to use Great Power in a sentence

  • Where a Great Power of Attention has been renewed or originally acquired, it requires considerable effort to continue that power.

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  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for Great Power

Great Power

  1. a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength

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