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The potence of the draught which they had forced through her lips, when she had been insensible, acted on her as an anodyne.

The third potence is organism (A3), the common product of light and weight.

The first potence is matter and weight—the greatest preponderance of the object.

The second potence is light (A2), an inner—as weight is an outer—intuition of nature.

Genius has never fruited to full bloom and potence, because the mothers have so seldom realised the greatness of their task.

A rapid occupation Must start the needful perspiration, And through thy frame the liquor's potence fling.

Then suddenly it waked, for the moon was sinking, and the charm had lost its potence.

WORD ORIGIN

"potency," early 15c., from Old French potence "power," from Latin potentia (see potent).

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