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used in The Scarlet Letter

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a powerful ruler — especially one who is unconstrained by law
  • Without taking overmuch upon myself my good word will go far towards gaining any strange gentleman a fair reception from yonder potentate you wot of.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (66% in)
  • I went not into the forest to seek a potentate, neither do I, at any future time, design a visit thither, with a view to gaining the favour of such personage.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (67% in)

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