extremely energetic, dynamic, and capable: high-powered executives.
of a forceful and driving character: high-powered selling techniques.
capable of a high degree of magnification: a high-powered microscope.
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How to use high-powered in a sentence
It cost several thousand dollars and a high-powered former district attorney to get the charges dropped.
Like any high-powered attorney who charges $100,000 for a retainer, Bolt always seems to be one step ahead of the competition.Gone Girl’s Biggest Twist Is the Superb Tyler Perry | Alex Suskind | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These are high-powered jobs, which require security clearances, and that were once reserved for men—straight men, at that.
That high-powered professional men have illicit affairs is not an uncommon occurrence anywhere in the world.China’s Concubine Culture Lives On in Mistress Villages | Brendon Hong | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wilkinson: You have a sense of a man who came from the suburbs and is now mixing with high-powered hustlers and businessmen.
He was hurrying down the walk in front, and I watched until he got into a motor-car—a high-powered roadster.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
When its owner purred out in his high-powered little car, Henry drew a long breath and began in earnest.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
The small bullets of the high-powered rifle either killed or harmed but little.The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
The small high-powered onions, on the other hand, are easily cultivated.
A high-powered grey touring car came by, travelling at a great pace.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for high-powered
(of an optical instrument or lens) having a high magnification: a high-powered telescope
dynamic and energetic; highly capable
possessing great strength, power, etc: a high-powered engine
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