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Power within the company is divided between the directors and the shareholders.
the power of television advertising
Her parents still have a lot of power over her.
a power struggle within the party
I had always believed such an achievement was beyond my power.
Willis did everything within his power for his client.
He has amazing powers of concentration.
Some people believed Rashad had the power to perform miracles.
The plan aims to strengthen presidential powers.
The ruling Social Democratic party has been in power for ten years.
Later that year, the generals seized power in a bloody coup.
An appellate court has power to overturn the lower court’s decision.
Under the dictatorship, the army was allowed to exercise vast powers.
Local officials were found to be abusing their power.
China has emerged as a major economic power in Asia.
If you want to go to Peru alone, more power to you.
The powers that be have canceled the show.
This is the American English definition of power. View British English definition of power.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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