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Great Power

a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs.
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Great-Power, great-power, adjective Unabridged
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  • The instrument is capable of great brilliancy and Great Power, greater than lie in the ten fingers of any pianist.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • And he can turn all his Great Power into the new channel on the instant.

  • In summer the sun has Great Power, and the temperature reaches 100 in the shade, with hot winds blowing from the interior.

  • Death, issuing from that Great Power of artillery, laid the soldiers in swathes.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • This gave her Great Power, since the natives fully believed in her supernatural powers.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
British Dictionary definitions for Great Power

Great Power

a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
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