Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A state, a church, or other organization which exercises power in every part of the world or among all mankind.

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Examples

  • It will then be time to sign a pact of friendship with the remaining world-power, in preparation for another attack.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • It will then be time to sign a pact of friendship with the remaining world-power, in preparation for another attack.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • In the UK, the post-war continuation of food rationing ought to have been a strong clue that one was not living in a world-power country.

    Politics in Science Fiction #1 Politics is People

  • I mean, he brought the German economy back from out-of-control inflation, he kept crime down on his own soil, and sent Germany to industrial world-power in a matter of a few years.

    Walk-Outs, Protests Today at cvillenews.com

  • A world-power had fooled itself and taken self-destructive measures for no apparent reason!

    Shallow Soil

  • The European Union may grow into world-power status or it may not.

    Germany After Unification

  • Canada is a world-power, a highly respected world-power and it becomes our responsibility to nourish and maintain democratic ideas and ideals in a Continent where they are all challenged and threatened with extinction.

    Europe Is Dying

  • It will then be time to sign a pact of friendship with the remaining world-power, in preparation for another attack.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • There were perhaps some present even then who knew the Kaiser's evil dreams of world-power, and his wicked ambition, and feared what it might cause.

    The Children's Book of London

  • Assyria, not an independent and oppressive world-power; nor would its destruction have meant the return of the exiles of northern Israel.

    Introduction to the Old Testament

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