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hard power

noun

  1. the ability to achieve one's goals by force, esp military force Compare soft power


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Today the hard power part of our war effort is stretched across Africa and Asia.

The U.S. has long since stopped projecting hard power around the world.

And there are limits to what hard power on its own can achieve.

(Although look at its growing hard-power crisis over those islands off Japan).

They seem less afraid of her hard power than they were of her soft, behind-the-scenes, wifely power.

Mrs. Davenport feared her and her cold, hard power, as she feared nothing else in the world.

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