Usage examples for potency

  1. The wine was strong, or this mountain air added to the potency of its effects upon us. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  2. Its wondrous potency shall guard his bed, And drive disease and death far from his head. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
  3. And yet I have seen poets who relied on the potency of their breath, and lawyers who knew more of the habits of a bobtail flush than they ever did of the statutes in such case made and provided. – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
  4. I can tell you right now that this drug, in this potency, is illegal in the U. S. What was it? – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  5. You do not compel her, but, directly and indirectly, with an almost irresistible potency, for years and years you have enjoined it upon her, till your moral pressure has become as powerful as any display of physical strength could be. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  6. Nay, men will not have it otherwise; and when an individual urges that his reason has placed him above the beast, and that, without the impelling madness, he can mate with greater wisdom and potency, then the poets and singers rise up and fling potsherds at him. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  7. Improbable as the thing may have seemed, however, there were powers in nature of potency enough to effect it, and the newly discovered art of the photographer is simply the art of employing these. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  8. In the old plantation days they flourished vigorously, though discouraged by the " great house," and their potency was well established among the blacks and the poorer whites. – The Conjure Woman by Charles W. Chesnutt
  9. There is a growing potency about his beams in spring, a waning splendor about them in fall. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  10. Old man as I am- I shall soon be thirty- the fascination of a machine has lost none of its potency. – The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs
  11. I am almost saying that there is no known medicine of such potency. – The Untroubled Mind by Herbert J. Hall
  12. And yet Miltoun's supporters knew that this simple statement of where he spent his evenings had a poisonous potency, through its power of stimulating that side of the human imagination the most easily excited. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  13. I cannot but extol the virile potency of the old bucko that could still knock another child out of her. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  14. The necks of those who rate themselves our peers Are cured of stiffness by its potency. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  15. Shortly after my healing through the potency of the guru's picture, I had an influential spiritual vision. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  16. Study her eyes if you wish to gauge the potency of one strong dose of ridicule on an ingenuous young heart. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  17. But so many other factors of most diverse kinds played a part in building up the complex theory of the eye's fertilizing potency that all the stages in the process of rationalization cannot yet be arranged in orderly sequence. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith