And, as this episode so potently illustrates, our misogynistic media culture is partly to blame.
The nemesis that emerges most potently is that of reality TV.
The magic of her husband's wealth began to make itself most potently felt.
And, above all, he has preached the gospel of work, and as potently as Carlyle ever preached.
More than any others they involve the potently plastic force of the imagination.
You seized at once the delicate, infinite, fearfully prescient precautions by which the deadly machine is so potently armed.
Yet not one of them all had so potently gripped his imagination.
I shall go to bed again likewise so soon as this is done, and slumber most potently.
The hidden places of the law I laid open, I reconciled the conflicts of enactments, I unlocked the secrets most potently.
In the very year before he died, the influence was potently upon him.
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.