• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Potentize To render the latent power of (anything) available.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At age seventy, 73% of men are still potent.
    • potentize In homeopathy, to induce power in, as drugs, by attenuation. See potency, 1 .
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.”
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.”
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    “What force is more potent than love?”
  • Noel Coward
    Noel Coward
    “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.”
  • Steven Biko
    Steven Biko
    “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”


In literature:

In those happy, misty days, there lived an Emperor of Germany, Hildebrand by name, a potent monarch.
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
Sometimes one cause is more potent, sometimes another.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
Popery has long looked to our church for the most potent soldiers.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
It is well known that sexual abuse is a very potent cause of throat diseases.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Walk the bazaar of Bagdad, and you will find my name more potent than the Caliph's.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
It has been, and still is, one of the most potent influences in the art-music of the world.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
What if I be greater than the kings of the earth, and higher than many of the countless potentates of heaven?
"The Sleeping Bard or, Visions of the World, Death, and Hell" by Ellis Wynne
Among the chief robbers were the sons of a potentate called Mansa Mumma, whose town they reached on the 12th.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Whatever note we sing is an invisible, and yet most potent, influence in our lives.
"Spirit and Music" by H. Ernest Hunt
At any other time, under any other circumstances, the spell of the place would not have been one half so potent.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray

In poetry:

There is the smile of woman's love,
That potent, siren spell,
Which uplifts men to heaven above,
Or lures them down to hell!
"Smiles." by Alfred Castner King
"All princes, kings, and potentates,
Ambassadors did send;
All nations, provinces, and states,
Sought Anna for their friend.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
The hammer rests, its master's hand
Grips a more potent power,
Whose unheard beats throughout the land
Are throbbing every hour.
"Anvil And Newspaper" by Alexander Anderson
This seed is potent as the seed
Of knowledge in the Hebrew Book,
So drive your horses in the creed
Of God the Father as a stook.
"To the Man After the Harrow" by Patrick Kavanagh
O potent witchery of smell!
The dust-dry leaves to life return,
And she who plucked them owns the spell
And lifts her ghostly fern.
"Sweet Fern" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Alas! no stimulus avails!
Each former potent influence fails:
No longer e'en a sigh can part
From that oppress'd and wearied heart.
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Fourth" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Soft drinks implicated as a potent source.
INDIANAPOLIS — Cropland that's left unplowed between harvests releases significantly smaller amounts of a potent greenhouse gas than conventionally plowed fields, accor.
The fierce geomagnetic storm wasn't quite as potent as space weather forecasters thought at first but it is now ramping up and plenty strong to cause some beautiful auroras to show up across the globe.
9 Duluth's potent running game.
Yes, they often are extremely potent, and yes, they can cause problems with organs.
Fresh horseradish , pretty potent stuff, is increasingly popular among chefs.
' Virginia Woolf ' turns 50, with potent new revival.
With visualization , the head makes potent mental photos of anything you want.
The Weimar Republic lasted less than fifteen years, yet few periods in recent history have left so potent a legend.
Justin Townes Earle, a powerful songwriter with a potent history.
Temple holds annual Potentate Ball.
All are potent agents of global warming, scientists say.
FORT CARSON, Colo.—A soldier accused of repeatedly stabbing another soldier to death in her barracks at a Colorado Army post blames the slaying on a potent mixture of anti-depressants and alcohol .
As of Monday, August 6 , 2012, 07:48 a.m. FLINT — Southern Michigan Timberwolves routed the Flint Fury 42-24 on the road Saturday night with a potent, big-play offense.
Pressey, Dixon are potent duo for Missouri.

In science:

In this section we sketch an equally potent approach via Universal Algebra.
Modal languages for topology: expressivity and definability
Some of these secondary factors have proven to be particularly potent.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Some areas of science have been well served in Antarctica, with potent science cases leading to funded facilities, following staged development programs which will continue over the coming decade.
Astronomy in Antarctica
U is the potent ial energy of an external field, eD is the mean energy o f quantum particle nonlocality, rr - spatial coordinates.
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology
The formulae mentioned above show that the so lution to the problem o f particle mot ion in the potent ial step field must give the same result both when the problem is so lved in quasihydrodynamic representation and in Schroedinger representation.
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology