great power


often capitalized G&P
: one of the nations that figure most decisively in international affairs : superpower

Examples of great power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An aspiring great power can’t afford to be bogged down by its biggest rival so close to home. Michael Kugelman, TIME, 5 June 2024 Indeed, as most of us have recognized, with great power comes great responsibility. Gadi Ezra, TIME, 9 May 2024 Regardless of who’s president, Goitein and Delson both say that Congress needs to reform the laws that allow presidents to wield such great power. Thor Benson, WIRED, 13 Mar. 2024 The transformation for health IT comes with unique advances and opportunities to improve patients' healthcare, but with great power comes great responsibility. Dewayne Hart, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for great power 

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of great power was in 1660

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“Great power.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

great power

: one of the nations that have the greatest influence, resources, and military strength in the world

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