1 His mother had been a talker in her day, but after her "trouble" the sound of her voice was seldom heard, though she had not lost the power of speech.
2 The answer seemed to satisfy her, or else she yielded to the power of his voice.
3 Scarlett had made her plans to spend Christmas at Tara, but after Ashley's telegram came no power on earth, not even a direct command from the disappointed Ellen, could drag her away from Atlanta.
4 The muscles of his big body rippled against his well-tailored clothes, as he got in beside her, and, as always, the sense of his great physical power struck her like a blow.
5 Merely holding herself erect required an effort of will power and she talked as briefly as possible, dispensing with the usual forms of courtesy her mother had always taught her to use with negroes.
6 Scarlett began haltingly with the siege and Melanie's condition, but as her story progressed beneath the sharp old eyes which never faltered in their gaze, she found words, words of power and horror.
7 Wilkerson and Hilton had the power to interfere in any trade Scarlett might make and to fix their own prices on anything she sold or swapped.
8 "I said some terrible things to him that night when he deserted us on the road, but I can make him forget them," she thought contemptuously, still sure of her power to charm.
9 Formerly, it had been Rhett who asked for her favors and she who held the power.
10 Some day when you are rich, you can have the power to do the same to others.
11 There was about his movements the same pagan freedom and leashed power Scarlett had noted that night Atlanta fell, something sinister and a little frightening.
12 The commandants of the Yankee troops in the various cities had complete power, even the power of life and death, over the civilian population, and they used that power.
13 There was a sense of leashed power straining beneath his calm that made her draw back, a little frightened.
14 Once she had thought that if he ever spoke those words she would humble him and make him feel her power and take a malicious pleasure in doing it.
15 Now, he had spoken and the plans did not even occur to her, for he was no more in her power than he had ever been.