Meanwhile the satisfaction with which Leonela saw herself empowered to carry on her amour reached such a height that, regardless of everything else, she followed her inclinations unrestrainedly, feeling confident that her mistress would screen her, and even show her how to manage it safely.
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The Constitution empowers the Vice President to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate.
I hope women who read the book will feel empowered.