an extremely powerful nation, especially one capable of influencing international events and the acts and policies of less powerful nations.
power greater in scope or magnitude than that which is considered natural or has previously existed.
- su·per·pow·ered, adjective
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How to use superpower in a sentence
The biggest relative gain would be in solar—no surprise, since China has spent the last several years building itself into the world’s leading solar superpower.China is rapidly becoming the leading nuclear energy superpower | Tim McDonnell | September 30, 2020 | Quartz
This morning, Fortune reveals its 2020 Change the World list—more than 50 companies that are using their corporate superpowers to address major social problems.Who’s changing the world this year? The clue lies in unprecedented collaboration | Alan Murray | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
Our Change the World list and the related CEO Initiative, which was conceived at an historic meeting in Vatican City four years ago, have encouraged companies to use their superpowers to address the most pressing needs of society.Announcing Fortune Connect, our new membership community | Alan Murray | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Today, the social media platform broadcasts everyone’s messages, including individuals, Fortune 500 companies, and even global superpowers.Top five tips to use Twitter’s new Voice Tweets feature | David Ciccarelli | August 25, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
I think it’s kind of like a superpower, you can know what’s going on in someone’s mind.Does Hollywood Still Have a Princess Problem? (Ep. 394) | Stephen J. Dubner | October 24, 2019 | Freakonomics
Human vision is as close as we mere mortals will ever come to having a genuine superpower.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet even as the Germans wallowed in bitter self-pity, another defeated superpower underwent a dramatic turnaround.
How does one punish the autocratic, omnipotent president of a quasi-superpower?
Now that we were the only superpower in the world, it said, our main job was to make damn sure things stayed that way.
The mismatch in superpower military strength in the region is eye opening.
It is not inconceivable that our so-called superpower status could be defeated in battle by a crafty and well-prepared adversary.Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman
Bob was himself practically unconscious, but struggled to keep himself and Bill afloat as if under some superpower.Bob Hunt in Canada | George W. Orton
Through such beginnings as these projected superpower systems must come the comprehensive integration of the industry.
The plan of the superpower Commission regards coal—bituminous coal especially—as nothing more than fuel.
As a result of the survey of this region, engineers have worked out what is called the superpower Plan.
British Dictionary definitions for superpower
an extremely powerful state, such as the US
extremely high power, esp electrical or mechanical
- superpowered, adjective
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