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Word: puissant

Definition: powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power


Sentences Containing 'puissant'

Black Hawk's was once a puissant name hereabouts; as was Keokuk's, further down.
His companions include an Atlantean guardsman, Wyynde, and Lady Chian, his lover and the captain of King D'Tilluh's royal guard. Among his enemies are his brother Garn Daanuth, a formidable practitioner of the dark arts and Chaon, the puissant god of evil and chaos.
How comes all this, if there be not something puissant in whaling?
The emperor concluded me to be drowned, and that the enemy’s fleet was approaching in a hostile manner: but he was soon eased of his fears; for the channel growing shallower every step I made, I came in a short time within hearing, and holding up the end of the cable, by which the fleet was fastened, I cried in a loud voice, “Long live the most puissant king of Lilliput!” This great prince received me at my landing with all possible encomiums, and created me a _nardac_ upon the spot, which is the highest title of honour among them.

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