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- adj. Powerful, mighty, having authority.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Powerful; mighty; strong; vigorous; forcible: as, a puissant prince or empire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. powerful
"the purple patches," and unattracted, perhaps demagnetized, by a personality once fascinating and always "puissant," to appreciate the actual worth and magnitude of the poem.
Was there nothing that puissant emperor could not do?
He was married to a puissant woman of endemic energy.
Journeying forth to the big city in search of help, Flik mistakes the members of a broken-down flea circus for puissant warriors, brings them back home and presents them as the colony's saviors.
But the Republican Party does believe in the United States remaining supine and dreaming that it is all-puissant and invincible.
As well as being a showcase for the fat knight, a contemporary lord of misrule, and a not-so-subtle piece of Tudor propaganda, it must also tell the story of the transformation of the Prince of Wales from prodigal son into the puissant monarch who will shortly fulfil every English ambition and declare waron France.
To the New Blood: [aka: puissant snots, kids, wood gatherers … .. fresh meat.]
She took a deep breath and held it, raised her head, and gave him a puissant look.
Hassop was at ease, relaxed, just a little beglamoured by the idea of intimacy with his puissant chief, just a little intoxicated by the knowledge that his film cannister contained Ben Reich's fate.
Here and there might have been discerned a frown at these revelations concerning a most puissant noble of the English Crown, but the overriding reaction was an untrammeled delight in the scandal.