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puissance
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
powerful — especially the power to influence or coerce
  • Let us return to the facade of Notre-Dame, as it still appears to us, when we go piously to admire the grave and puissant cathedral, which inspires terror, so its chronicles assert: ~quoe mole sua terrorem incutit spectantibus~.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (15% in)
  • Sire, you are an august and, very puissant monarch; have pity on a poor man who is honest, and who would find it more difficult to stir up a revolt than a cake of ice would to give out a spark!
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (60% in)
  • Guillaume Rym considered it incumbent on him to intervene,— "Master Coppenole, you are speaking to a puissant king."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (85% in)

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