power play

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power play (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties "the team was unable to capitalize on the power play"
    • n power play a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play "they used a power play to return the kickoff"
    • n power play an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
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Quotations

  • Joan Didion
    Joan%20Didion
    “Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.”
  • Rita Mae Brown
    Rita Mae Brown
    “To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The powerful play goes on -- and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”

Usage

In literature:

You used to play; but I can imagine that the power of doing so will have deserted you.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Mercedes has got a powerful sight of will-power; but look at all she's got to use up in her piano-playing.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Playing at house building and housekeeping appeals to an interest so universal that children of all times and nations yield to its power.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
If she had not the expression and feeling that comes with maturity, her playing was brilliant, strong and powerful.
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard
Such cruelty and abuse of power, he felt, was playing into the hands of the Socialist Party.
"A Little Garrison" by Fritz von der Kyrburg
For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The story is spectacular and extremely pathetic but withal, powerful, both as a book and as a play.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
The story is spectacular and extremely pathetic but withal, powerful, both as a book and as a play.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
San Martin had played a great part thus far, but he had reached the zenith of his influence and power.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
Every power of his mind may be brought into play.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
In ancient fables or stories in which animals play prominent parts, each creature is endowed with the power of speech.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
In this revolution the rise of the lower strata of the population to power played an important part.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
As an emblem of delegated or transmitted power, the ring has also played a remarkable part in human affairs.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Woman was to continue to play a fateful part in the history of the usurped power of Pisistratus.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
The play was powerful, witty and emotion-stirring.
"The Mind Digger" by Winston Marks
I ain't much on play-actin'; and look at my hands all black from the power-house!
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
His highest powers came into play when he had to do with the presence of life and its varied manifestations.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon
The zealot had now played his last trump, and would have liked to strengthen the effect with the power of his fists.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Meanwhile, the Ukrainians were further playing into the hands of the Central Powers, spurred on by the domestic situation.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Truly the game which the Emperor was playing in secret against the other Powers of Europe was a crooked and desperate one.
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Then, oh! from whence hath man the power,
The absolute control,
To play the mock-god for an hour
O'er human heart and soul?"
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
"I faun' the sweat rin cauld doon my back,
An' trickle into my shune,
But I hadna the power to lift my heid,
To see wha played abune.
"The Piper's Tree" by Alexander Anderson
One kiss from Cloe's lips, no more
I crave. He promised me success;
I play'd with all my skill and power,
My glowing passion to express.
"Cupid's Promise - Paraphrased" by Matthew Prior
Then in he went to his lonely bower,
There drank he the wine, the wine of power:
His much-lov'd harp he play'd upon
Till the strings were broken, every one.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
The forests had done it; there they stood;
We caught for a moment the powers at play:
They had mingled us so, for once and good,
Their work was done—-we might go or stay,
They relapsed to their ancient mood.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Whence is thy power to smite the silent heart,
Till as of old the unseal'd waters run?
Whence is thy magic, Oh! thou unseen one,
To make still sorrows from their slumbers start,
And play again, unsought, their bitter part?
"Wind" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Many factors played a part in Adolf Hitler 's rise to power.
The Utah Jazz received a pregame boost Thursday night, when it was announced that power forward Derrick Favors will play against San Antonio at EnergySolutions Arena.
Capitals still looking to get 'shaky' power play in gear .
The Elks were 0-for-6 on power plays and Anoka 0-for-4.
Heading into Northern Michigan University's series at Ohio State last week, senior forward Matt Thurber said the Wildcats' power play was "not awful.".
(AP) — Minnesota State, Mankato scored four power-play goals to roll over Bemidji State 6-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association on Saturday.
The difference in the game was special teams play, as Minnesota was 3-for-6 with a man advantage and held the Mavericks to one goal on three power-play chances.
Power Play on Sound Off With The Komets.
Fed Critic Ron Paul's Power Play.
Flyers' power play has monstrous success.
Nothing but a power play.
It's nothing but a political power play.
The opposition to a National Voter ID is obviously a sneaky, political power play by those in government who want to stay in power.
Power Play That's Hard to Overcome .
Egypt's judges set to fight Morsi power play .
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In science:

The recent discovery by EGRET on board the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory of γ -ray emission from blazars revealed that a substantial fraction and in many cases most of the power is emitted in this very high energy band, which therefore appears to play a fundamental role.
Multifrequency and IUE Campaigns on Blazars
The USB port interface to the computer offers sufficient speed, Plug & Play support and also the necessary power supply.
Optical Quantum Random Number Generator
What is the mechanism that launches the jets ? MHD power which was nicely reviewed by Meier (2001) and may play an important role.
Microquasars: Open Questions and Future Perspectives
A subgroup of flavor SU(3), discrete U-spin symmetry interchanging d and s quarks, plays a particularly powerful and important role in charmless B decays 7 .
Recent theoretical developments in CP violation
As in the previous case, and indeed even more so in the lattice relation, contributions that are power-suppressed in a ↔ 1/Q play a crucial role.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
From the above form we see that D acts to change the power of |x| and plays the role of anomalous dimension of the propagator.
A solution to Ward-Takahashi-identity in QED3
In the assumptions ensuring this property a key role is played by the ratio cost/power.
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
However, one must know that this game was played a lot starting from the 90’s, when it was realized that clusters constitute one of the most powerful cosmological tools.
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
At high enough centre-of-mass energy it has long been anticipated that non-linear QCD dynamics will begin to play a role, in order to prevent the power-like growth of crosssections with increasing energy from violating unitarity.
Diffraction 2006: Theoretical Summary
The power of signal (classical prequantum field) plays the crucial role in PFSDT.
Detection model based on representation of quantum particles by classical random fields: Born's rule and beyond
Feedback by hot, underdense bubbles powered by AGN/QSO play a key role in structure formation.
The Impact of Simulations in Cosmology and Galaxy Formation A summary of the Workshop NOVICOSMO 2008
On considering the expansion (2.35) of the partition function in powers of ξ = mB/kBT , one realizes that the function 2R(σ), ξ 2 , and Ci play the rˆole, respectively, of Z (0), y , and Ai in the generic y -expansion (2.61).
On the Statics and Dynamics of Magneto-Anisotropic Nanoparticles
This flexibility in choosing the class βu is important because the choice of βu plays a significant role in determining the asymptotic power properties of the test in general.
Testing conditional independence via Rosenblatt transforms
This result illustrates the fact that the choice of βu (U ) often plays a significant role in determining the power properties of the test.
Testing conditional independence via Rosenblatt transforms
We note that statistical approaches may well have a role to play when confronting other complicated string theory models with observation. M-theory models A robust scenario in Heterotic M-theory reproduces the results of assisted power law inflation where the potential is exponential and a(t) ∼ a0 tp .
Towards an Observational Appraisal of String Cosmology
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