- n. Plural form of potentate.
“(Let me hasten to add, o Penguin potentates, that we also talked about Jon and Lane Smith's forthcoming Viking title Cowboy and Octopus.)”
“The usual assortment of Senators and media potentates is howling that the wiretaps are “illegal,” done “in total secret,” and threaten to bring us a long, dark night of fascism.”
“Were the dresses of the ministers of those lately called potentates, who attended on that occasion, taken from the wardrobe of that property-man at the opera, from whence my old acquaintance,”
“Church has attained such greatness in temporal power, seeing that from Alexander backwards the Italian potentates (not only those who have been called potentates, but every baron and lord, though the smallest) have valued the temporal power very slightly — yet now a king of France trembles before it, and it has been able to drive him from Italy, and to ruin the Venetians — although this may be very manifest, it does not appear to me superfluous to recall it in some measure to memory.”
“potentates' continue to act with impudence and impunity.”
“So the comm/sub/caucus potentates will put in what they want and say they can't support a bill without it.”
“And the popes of the late 15th and early 16th centuries were all engaged in a struggle with secular potentates — especially the kings of France and Spain — to defend the autonomy of the church.”
“There may be (and likely are) Shakespeare/Euler level geniuses in our midst entirely unrecognized by the self-appointed potentates of our over-specialized disciplines.”
“By doing so, what it really did was to allow the old Yankee traders to go wherever they wanted to go, build up businesses, and generally outdo and outsell the rest of the known world hampered by kings and queens and imperial potentates.”
“One is phenethylamine, which triggers the release of pleasurable endorphins and potentates the action of dopamine, a neurochemical associated with sexual arousal and pleasure.”
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From the beginning, and in lies wilt end
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