Definition of powerful in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊəfʊl
, -f(ə)l/



[as submodifier] chiefly • dialect Back to top  
  • Very: walking is powerful hot work



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  • The ideal man for this position should be rather tall and powerfully built.
  • Finally, and perhaps most powerfully, there is the inspirational impact of the restored hall on the area as a whole.
  • Long runs can be a chore, but even when actors suppose they're having a bad night the story can come through as powerfully as ever.


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  • He is driven to silent tears, observed by Benigno who shares his emotion but, constrained by the powerfulness of the spectacle, cannot make a show of solidarity.
  • But to me it became a sense of not glamour but overwhelming powerfulness and that has stayed with me really for the rest of my life.
  • Likewise, colonial occupation gives the occupiers an easy sense of self-worth and powerfulness.

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