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 Meanings and Examples of POWERFUL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
powerful
 a.  having great power or force
 a.  strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  His unfinished studies had given form to this sensibility and even in his unhappiest moments field and sky spoke to him with a deep and powerful persuasion.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In I
2  It is powerful cold down here, Ethan assented; and with lowered head he went up in his wife's wake, and followed her across the threshold of their room.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In II
3  Suellen and Carreen were clay in her powerful hands and harkened respectfully to her warning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
4  Their leisured world had been turned topsy-turvy, and their pleadings, prayers and advice availed nothing against the powerful forces sweeping them along.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
5  She watched the swell of his powerful shoulders against the cloth with a fascination that was disturbing, a little frightening.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
6  Carol coaxed the powerful matrons to call on Bea.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
7  She had nothing to say when he bent his powerful head and experimented, "My dear, I'm sorry I'm going away from this town."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  To Hugh, the Red Swede was the most heroic and powerful person in the world.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
9  During the second week Olaf's powerful legs were flabby.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  It is sometimes the custom when fast to a whale more than commonly powerful and alert, to seek to hamstring him, as it were, by sundering or maiming his gigantic tail-tendon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  Marija is short, but powerful in build.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
12  She is small, while he is big and powerful; she nestles in his arms as if she would hide herself from view, and leans her head upon his shoulder.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
13  The Indians warily retraced their steps toward the place they had left, when the scout, placing his pole against a rock, by a powerful shove, sent his frail bark directly into the turbulent stream.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5
14  But his hands were bound; and at the first movement he made, he felt the grasp of the powerful Indian who directed the band, pressing his shoulder like a vise.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
15  However revolting a proposal of such a character might prove to Cora, she retained, notwithstanding her powerful disgust, sufficient self-command to reply, without betraying the weakness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The divided family remains a powerful metaphor for a society that continued to tear itself apart.
17  We need a big powerful sound from the trumpets in the final passage.
18  The city lay defenceless before the most powerful fighting force on the continent.
19  They've just launched a new generation of computers that are much more powerful than earlier models.
20  The judiciary, not the executive or legislative branches, was the most powerful institution, I decided.
21  Meanwhile, organized labor and the thousands of new patronage jobs in the federal bureaucracy gave the president powerful political leverage.
22  The new device emits a powerful circular column of light.
23  You're a powerful man-people will listen to you.
24  Maybe there is jealousy, but I think the envy is more powerful.
25  The media has a powerful influence on public opinion.
26  Jack quickly established himself as a powerful member of the new company.
27  The doctors gave him more powerful drugs in the vain hope that he might recover.
28  A powerful sense of mission underpins everything he does.
29  The Yuezhi were the goal of Zhang Qian's mission to the west to find a powerful ally against the Xiongnu.
30  She is most powerful and touching when she writes about the student movement in the old days.