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[awl-pou-er-fuh l] /ˈɔlˈpaʊ ər fəl/
having or exercising exclusive and unlimited authority; omnipotent.
Origin of all-powerful
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But he preferred to leave that style of argument to those who deem it unanswerable, universal and all-powerful.
  • In a country whose bestselling newspapers are mostly football-oriented, it is the all-powerful television that really matters.
  • Local critics have accused the all-powerful petroleum ministry of committing too much for export at prices that are too low.
  • Yet the cult of the all-powerful chief executive, armed with sackfuls of stock options, has too often pushed such checks aside.
  • Prisons are overcrowded, and the interior ministry all-powerful.
  • That's why the days of all-powerful networks are already as distant as the cola wars.
  • Patients may experience feelings of being all-powerful or feel that they are godlike or have celebrity status.
  • Every now and then, some ambitious soul proclaims once again that he has created an all-powerful mathematical theory.
  • This, in effect, brings the all-powerful market to the consumers' homes.
  • The once all-powerful national megaphone of the presidency competes with many amplified voices in a diverse, atomized culture.
British Dictionary definitions for all-powerful


possessing supreme power; omnipotent
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