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Usage examples for potent

  1. It is probable that the " well informed negro," who told the Birmingham editor that it was good schools that were drawing the negro, could have given other and more potent reasons had he been so minded. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  2. Individuality and simple unaffected honesty of speech and action and look are the most potent charms and the most lasting that any woman can ever hope to have. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  3. His lamp was not less potent than Aladdin's. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  4. They depend almost entirely on the moral condition of the population, which we can never completely reform without the potent aid of the cures. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  5. It is as potent as opium. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  6. Her good points were still too potent, although none could deny that all confidence in her efficiency was shattered past repair. – Paste Jewels by John Kendrick Bangs
  7. Few facts have been more potent in determining the history of America than the steady migration in search of better opportunities. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  8. In the Spiritual World that is not the conspicuous thing, and it is obscure there just as gravity becomes obscure in the Organic, because something higher, more potent, more characteristic of the higher plane, comes in. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  9. Still kneeling half in fun, half in sincere reverence, Naida held out the precious, potent cylinder of gold. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  10. But, in the meantime, may not the Czar, who is a wise and potent Prince too, follow the example upon the neighbouring Princes round him that are Protestants? – Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century by Karl Marx
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