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See definition of powers that be on Dictionary.com
  • as inbureaucracy
  • as inestablishment
  • as ingovernance
  • as ingovernment
  • as inpower structure
  • as inred tape

synonyms for powers that be

  • administration
  • authority
  • civil service
  • management
  • ministry
  • red tape
  • directorate
  • government
  • officialdom
  • officials
  • beadledom
  • city hall
  • regulatory commission
  • the Establishment
  • the system
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How to use powers that be in a sentence

"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He signalized himself by a great victory which he obtained on the banks of the Neva, over the northern powers.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
For the purpose of ascertaining the Board's powers in this connection the opinion of the Attorney General has been requested.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Everything showed a rapid flight; even the would-be dinner of the guerrillas was found half cooked.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He was an active and valiant prince, who made himself respected by the powers of Europe.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
I wish Vicky saw through her; she has so much influence over Jack, and such deadly powers of ridicule.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
So did my versatile friend, joyously confident in his powers, start on his glorious career as a private detective.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
When my powers of sight and speech and hearing returned, MacRae stood over me, nowise harmed.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Let us imitate the example of the Great Powers; they cannot exist alone, however strong and great they may be.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Under his rough exterior Soult hid great powers of business, a keen perspicacity, and much tact.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POWERS THAT BE

  • administration
  • authority
  • beadledom
  • city hall
  • civil service
  • directorate
  • government
  • management
  • ministry
  • officialdom
  • officials
  • powers that be
  • red tape
  • regulatory commission
  • the Establishment
  • the system
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.