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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE POTENT

The more potent a power in us, I suspect it is the more hidden from our scrutiny.'

More potent than the Princess, the Congress has shown the Jew's manhood to the world.

Yet the painter, after all, has been more potent than the King.

But pride, that gives so many of us a fall, was more potent than she.

Another and more potent factor is supplied by Englishmen themselves.

In the sick room they are better than the physician and more potent than drugs.

One among them was destined to be more potent in world affairs than all the rest.

She did not know that there are times when the emotions are more potent than the subtlest wines.

Her influence would be more potent than any he could bring to bear.

Is a cross or the quadrant and compasses the more potent charm?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin potentem (nominative potens) "powerful," present participle of *potere "be powerful," from potis "powerful, able, capable; possible;" of persons, "better, preferable; chief, principal; strongest, foremost," from PIE root *poti- "powerful, lord" (cf. Sanskrit patih "master, husband," Greek posis, Lithuanian patis "husband"). Meaning "having sexual power" is first recorded 1899.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.