As both a demon and Immortal, he possessed the ability to wield both sources of power but not control them.
Subordinate officers and rapacious governors of forts wield all the power of the state, and tyranny, oppression and anarchy reign over the whole country.
Both consuls might be plebeians, both could not be patricians; a patrician could not wield the great powers vested in the tribunes of the commons.
How long shall they wield unlawful power?
But however divine, the king could not wield his power unaided.
He'd always known the source of Death's magic was the souls, but he'd never seen his predecessor wield the light of the souls.
When he died in January 888 he had not a single faithful vassal, and the feudal lords resolved never again to place the sceptre in a hand that could not wield the sword.
The boy we chose last season survived and can wield the demon's powers.
It was markedly anti-socialistic. But from this period he passed almost entirely from public life, and ceased to wield the personal influence which he had done during the preceding years.
By Ambrose in the case of Theodosius himself (390); but the temptation to wield it as an instrument of secular tyranny too often proved to be irresistible.
He accustomed himself to ride the " great horse," to tilt at the quintain, to wield the sword and battle-axe, to swim and climb, to run and leap, and to bear the weight and overcome the embarrassments of armour.
To wield all sanctions, supernatural as well as natural, against the pretensions of any clergy, Catholic, Anglican or Presbyterian, to the exercise of an imperium in imperio.
(3) The believer must not bear arms or offer forcible resistance to wrongdoers, nor wield the sword.
It remained as a title of secular officials in the middle ages, being applied to persons appointed by the Roman emperor to judge cases in distant parts of the empire, or to wield power in certain districts, or, in the absence of the emperor, over the whole empire.
To wield a peaceful authority over all the subjects of the empire, to reward merit, and to punish transgressionsuch is the highest task of king and officials.
The mountain tribes on the road (the Oxii, Pers, Huzha), accustomed to exact blackmail even from the king's train, learnt by a bitter lesson that a stronger hand had come to wield the empire.
All discipline officers were permitted to wield the whip summarily and without the slightest check.
To lay the foundation for those arguments, I offer five simple premises—optimistic yet realistic assertions about the predictive nature of history, the infinite promise of technology, and the power of humanity to wield new technologies to create the next Golden Age.