For Saudi Arabia and Israel, a peaceful, democratic Egypt would be a potent rival for Washington's affection.
Recent events show that anti-Americanism remains a potent populist tool among Arabs.
After all, who gains from a presidential posture that has, in effect, stigmatized our most potent deterrent?
It was so potent, given all the ways the world is breaking many people, his people, down.
That all-American iconography has always been so potent in the Superman myth.
Every tender emotion of love is a prayer, pure and potent, for a higher life.
None suspect that the potent santon is the traitor Jew; but I know it!
Law is a potent educator when rightly applied, but it may work more harm than good.
Example is one of the most potent of instructors, though it teaches without a tongue.
The air seemed to him a wonderful, potent ichor infusing him with a new and vigorous life.
early 15c., from Latin potentem (nominative potens) "powerful," present participle of *potere "be powerful," from potis "powerful, able, capable; possible;" of persons, "better, preferable; chief, principal; strongest, foremost," from PIE root *poti- "powerful, lord" (cf. Sanskrit patih "master, husband," Greek posis, Lithuanian patis "husband"). Meaning "having sexual power" is first recorded 1899.
potent po·tent (pōt'nt)
Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects.
Able to perform sexual intercourse. Used of a male.