Unwittingly, the Ukrainian-born, German pow and death camp guard reversed over 140 years of German jurisprudence.
She avoided catastrophic thoughts by thinking back to her time as a pow.
A police video shows him alone in an interview room, saying, “David ... bookshelf ... twice ... pow!”
For years, the Obama administration avoided calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a pow.
When the risks and results of fighting are not equally distributed, we default to a world that delivers “Bow-wow pow.”
Deed, an' Massa Tom must be pow'fully preragitated dis mawnin'!
A man may see his friend in need, that wouldna see his pow bleed.
The first time I saw Jack Ruby he was just about in this position, just pow, that's just how quick it happened.
“Come to think of it, I'm pow'ful obleeged to you,” she said.
He's jest the kind uv man who ought to be white, an' he'd be pow'ful useful, too.
expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.
An imitation of a blow, collision, explosion, etc, used for sudden emphasis or to show sudden understanding: Suddenly bells went off and I knew that was it! Pow! (1881+)
Power; influence; clout: only be apprehended by government action, that is, by political ''pow'' (1960s+)
[noun sense reinforced by power]