Usage examples for potent

  1. The name of that potent Unknown seemed to be my only weapon in the contest with Detective Coogan, and I thought this a time to try its force. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. But there is a power in war more potent than mere numbers. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  5. Surely, you are not a seaman, Captain Ludlow, without a secret dependence on some unseen and potent agency!" – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. 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
  7. Like Alice, after the potent dose, the border shrank and shrank, until in time it became a gold frame, like the encadrement of any easel picture. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  8. 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
  9. His lamp was not less potent than Aladdin's. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  10. He is a lovely beast, it is true; but in a certain recess of this splendid form of his he keeps a modest supply of a certain potent and piercing poison, which would produce a wonderful effect on any flesh to which he chose to apply it. – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  11. Turner is more potent to- day, but his influence took longer to assert itself. – Constable by C. Lewis Hind
  12. 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
  13. It is as potent as opium. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  14. 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
  15. Present to help, potent to save, Pan- patron I call! – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  16. 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
  17. It was potent to convince her that her brother Rowsley had cast the woman to her native obscurity. – Lord Ormont and his Aminta, v4 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. There was an ancient feud between the families that had died out among the younger generation, but was still potent with the older. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. 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