Power sentence example
His phone was destroyed and his power drained.
You could power generators that could light up a stadium.
Alex was doing everything in his power to provide her with all the experiences of a natural mother.
Quinn handles the power and Howie is our focus.
She radiated power that even humans could feel.Advertisement
My whole idea is that if vicious people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same.
Howie, did you turn off the power at your house?
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.
If not for her unusual power, and his cold magic, she would've considered him crazy.
He lost the power of thinking or understanding.Advertisement
Nearest to all things is that power which fashions their being.
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
Both Mr. Gilman and Mr. Keith, the teachers who prepared her for college, were struck by her power of constructive reasoning; and she was excellent in pure mathematics, though she seems never to have enjoyed it much.
Now the decisive moment of battle had come when Kutuzov would be destroyed and the power pass to Bennigsen, or even if Kutuzov won the battle it would be felt that everything was done by Bennigsen.
We know how to power a clock with this energy but haven't yet cracked the code on doing it at scale.Advertisement
What secret power, I wonder, caused this blossoming miracle?
He'd stopped draining her healing power, and she felt a change in his body.
What power governs all?
He held her gaze, struck by the aura of power around her.
Pierre had managed to start a conversation with the abbe about the balance of power, and the latter, evidently interested by the young man's simple-minded eagerness, was explaining his pet theory.Advertisement
Dean explained to their guest the winter power of Mother Nature.
You will find much of your power diminished, especially among those who used to bow to you.
His quiet power was underwhelming, until one saw him in action.
Without her power, she wasn't able to sense him or the danger he posed.
She found herself reaching for her power again, only to find it gone.Advertisement
The half-demon rippled with power.
A small pulse of power, and the man dropped.
I even gave up my power, my domain, everything.
It was his secret power, the one few others knew about.
How had she never noticed his subtle power before?Advertisement
He used his power to soothe her sleep.
Darkyn stripped her power, turning her human.
Dark power surged around him.
Gabe sensed some sort of Immortal power.
You don't have the power to offer me that.Advertisement
Even in death, he holds power.
He sat up, bloodied and lightheaded, unable to quell the power roiling through him.
He didn.t remember his power being so strong.
I'm disabling the power.
For now, just the hospital has power.Advertisement
You have the power.
Power I can't control.
With the power out, the darkness was absolute.
The Black God bristled with contained power.
She radiated power that surprised Jenn.Advertisement
Darian had given her the power to choose.
The people only gave him power that he might rid them of the Bourbons and because they saw that he was a great man.
Biographical historians and historians of separate nations understand this force as a power inherent in heroes and rulers.
If power be the collective will of the people transferred to their ruler, was Pugachev a representative of the will of the people?
And experience tells us that power is not merely a word but an actually existing phenomenon.Advertisement
There we have command and power in their primary form.
We are at the bottom now, hated by all, without the resources of power to which we were accustomed.
You are a deity without a domain or source of power, which means you have nothing I could possibly want, Darkyn said.
She was about to summon a spell to clear the sidewalk completely when she recalled she wasn't able to use her power anymore.
Her Gabriel, who spent his life a part of the shadows, radiated the quiet power of a deity that reached her from across the room.
She gave up her power, her domain, and her entire life for this opportunity.
It was the sign it was time to resign, for her power was nearly gone.
With the power of Hell behind him, Darkyn could raise an Army of Souls to wipe out the mortal realm.
The only thing I didn't count on was Darkyn giving me the choice of my power or Gabriel when I left Hell.
She's completely enamored by you and has no power, so she poses no danger.
The chain-of-events had unfolded the way she planned, except that Gabriel didn't fall into her lap, and she had lost all her power in the process.
Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
It was a sign that her power was weakening, just like the cracking of the sky in the underworld's dome.
What if he couldn't have been with her unless he gave up his underworld and power?
The demon's wiry frame was armed, his black eyes steady and quiet power restrained.
Though he possessed nowhere near the level of power he used to, he was still able to sense the figure cowering in a corner.
Both demon lord and half-demon were bristling with power, the Dark One's growl audible long before Gabriel reached them.
Only Andre would manage to sound calm standing before two creatures with enough power to turn him to dust.
With the tear between worlds, he was able to use more of the power normally restricted to Hell.
Gabriel summoned her with enough power that she wasn't able to ignore him, even if she was upset.
If I have no power, my mate is defenseless.
Of course he was going to do everything in his power to stay alive.
He'd hoped to be granted the same level of power as his predecessor.
Sensing the pulse of power, Rhyn whirled from the far side.
The softness of her body combined with the power of their bond jarred him.
He was putting himself at her mercy again, except that, this time, he had the power and chose not to use it.
Jared bowed his head and fled, well aware of the power of the demon lord's fury.
Deidre dug through her purse as she walked and pulled out her cell, thrilled to see she had battery power.
The little girl pushed the pages until satisfied, and Deidre didn't have the mental power to tell her it wasn't normal to start mid-book.
Controlling a deity would bring incredible power to the demon lord at a time when Rhyn was struggling to battle demons already.
Though the power of mind manipulation was far from brain surgery, he might also know how to help Deidre.
Green power flowed from the souls in the lake, through him and into the gem.
He'd been ignoring the extent of the power available from the souls for fear of violating the Code, which he now understood was not binding in the face of a threat like Darkyn.
The souls were barely glimmering; there was no way he'd be able to pull the amount of power he needed to save Deidre.
Soul power rippled through him and with it, the sensation of the invisible shackles he'd worn his entire adult life melting away.
This time, she sensed restrained power of a different kind.
The power of an Ancient is beyond anything humans can understand.
When the sand is gone, I'll make him dead-dead, unless he can learn to control his power and to work with his brothers.
Rhyn felt Hell's and Sasha's power roll over him like a boulder in a river.
So you give me my power back but don't free me.
They gazed at each other for a long moment, her shock and exhaustion too deep to fear the man who radiated power and control, even in a simple T-shirt.
Mortals need the power of reason to deal with us.
Used my newfound power to steal a key from some robed freak.
Ully found out Kris can use your power to make him immune from the other Ancients.
His power felt the same, but maybe his time in Hell had mellowed it out, made it more responsive to his command.
It was said two of them turned on the others, aligned with evil, and only Andre had the power to kill any of the others.
I killed over a hundred of Sasha's creatures at the Arch with only a fraction of my power.
Have you learned some control of that demon power, little brother?
Because of her, you can control and channel your power.
She was the only one who had the power to end this before he died.
Its back reached her shoulder, and it moved with restrained, lethal power.
Rhyn.s warm power filled her as she drew on their bond as mates, and the portal opened.
She needed a quiet, safe place where she could channel Rhyn.s power to call forth a portal.
Rhyn tossed the demon against the wall with enough power to break its back.
Most who challenged him soon learned just how wild and deep his power ran.
You know, Gabe, even though we.re no longer bound, I can still control my power.
He radiated the kind of quiet power Gabriel did.
Pain rippled through him and another wave of power radiated off him, turning the boulders nearby into powder.
He staggered back, unable to control the power within him.
Unsettled by the display of power, she started to skirt away.
Part of him knew the Council was stalling him for that reason, though whether they did so to hinder his efforts or to maintain the appearance of their power over him, he wasn't sure.
One hundred years ago the stream was damned by the Ouray Electric Power and Light Company.
It's always changing but it has great holding power.
While stroking her hair, he spoke softly, "My name is Jackson Parrish, and as God is my witness, I will do all in my power to correct this situation."
With this fortification, Victor will have no power over you.
The power ended up to be hardly worth the aggravation.
I will do everything in my power to help you be the queen of cool.
The road edged a thatch of forest past the water treatment plant and the power plant, and circled the central command hub in which she worked before leading to the main entrance of the compound.
This hospital is the only thing in a day's walk with power.
They were all over six feet, all engineered for power, agility, and endurance.
She took some solace in knowing he had the power to protect her.
The era of fractured power and corruption is about to end.
Tim had been prepared for this day by two generations of ambitious men who intended to see someone of their bloodline in the seat of power.
Brady didn't care for power, which was why he'd always gotten along with Tim.
Nothing in the town would be standing, because the elite hoarded power and anything that would give them influence.
It was the size of a greencar—large enough to power the town.
She set it on top of the control panel and assessed the results, then activated the generator's artificial intelligence so it would adjust as needed to power the town.
The sats would be on backup power right now, eliminating her chance of communicating without drawing the fire of the missiles.
His power spun through him, but it was nothing compared to what he would feel without the two buffers.
As hard as he tried, he had no control over his power without the buffers.
He's about to lead my demons to the underworld. With the Immortals in disarray and Death's … mistake, I can own the underworld before Rhyn can control his power enough to stop me.
He was freezing and drenched. He tested his power and found it wasn't just calm – it was bound. He couldn't access its depths, couldn't call upon a portal to send the damn angel home.
Rhyn focused the little bit of magic he had remaining on the wood. Fire sprang up. With it, Rhyn felt a stitch of the seam binding his power snap.
Toby was silent, knowing a normal Immortal could never understand. He didn't yet have the full power of a real guardian angel, but he should've been able to do more than … nothing. Angels were placed with human mothers so they could understand the creatures they were meant to take care of. Human mothers raised them as their own, yet none of his human mothers had gone to the extent Katie did to try to protect him.
A tingle of alarm went through Rhyn, but his head was too heavy for him to process it. Instead, he focused hard on containing the power within him. When he felt he wouldn't explode, he looked around. Darkyn had claimed Kris's library and stood near a pane of windows overlooking the snowy Alps.
Rhyn glanced around, not noticing his head had cleared and his magic was contained until Darkyn pointed it out. Anger at Death – not power – made his blood boil. You are half-demon.
Not for me, not with the power I have. Besides, Death promised to return Katie to me after four days and lied.
Katie had stabilized Rhyn, allowed the half-demon to use his power and join the rest of the Immortals.
Feels like our power is gone. I tried to open a portal and couldn't.
Kris didn't answer, not wanting to think of how that conversation would go with the deity. He tested his power again. Kiki was right; they had none.
She'd never seen anything like it, a combination of power, agility and fire.
Gabriel fell quiet for a moment, looking around with a frown. Death's palace felt much like Hell had to Rhyn. Something about it tugged at his power.
As Darkyn had said, the underworld tempered his Immortal magic, but Rhyn felt the demon power broiling behind the constraints, seeking a way out of him. He was sticking to his plan, though he no longer had time to find Death.
He knelt on the ground and closed his eyes, seeking out the writhing darkness of his demon side. If the demons had the power to transform and fly, he could access his demon powers, too, even if the Immortal side of him was bound by Death's underworld. "Berries," Toby commanded the tree before him.
Instinctively, he reached for his power, only to find it bound by the magic of the underworld. He was as helpless as a stupid human.
We can do more good by engaging Death from some place other than where she has absolute power. She has no reason to negotiate with us.
The death-dealer looked around, lost. Rhyn moved away and drew off his demon power to call forth a portal.
I cannot have anyone else find out about the power of the immunity blood.
The power was restored and both rooms blazed with light.
She paused, then asked, Was there really a power failure or were you just saying that?
Instead, he was working his backside off trying to climb an 11,000-foot mountain that never ended with the only power provided by his two aching legs.
I can't deny the power of prayer, or the virtue of tenacity.
His flight was delayed and the power went off at the house.
The Black God's power swelled, stifling the air around them.
You can't track them, but I bet you could put a dent in one of them with your power.
His power flowed through her, making her shiver.
Jenn pooled her mind control power and released it.
The souls of his forefathers inhabited the obelisk, making it hum with immense power.
In his time as White God, the obelisk had been the source and seat of power for the White Gods in the immortal world.
Damian's son would be the first White God born outside of the immortal world, and not even Jule dared to guess what that would mean for the White God's power.
She was ambitious, driven by her need for power.
His power surging within him, Darian closed his eyes and took a few deep breaths.
The women weren't trained to fight as Jenn was, yet she was the only one of them without power.
Just as fast, it exploded into light again, as Bianca's charged healing power slammed through her.
The woman radiated cold power, her eyes brighter than even Xander's.
Yully's hands were on Darian's back, and magic flowed from the world around them, through her, combining with his power before he shoved it into the obelisk.
Jenn expected him to run around the power coursing upward.
Her own power felt scrambled, and Jenn fought to keep from becoming disoriented.
The skies were covered in billowing clouds that pulsed with power.
Darian's body rippled with power and emotion.
He needed Jenn to help him plan how to track the hundreds of creatures on the earth with the power to do what they want, unopposed, except for him.
Damian studied him, the White God's power swirling in the space between them.
The local barbarians told us of its power, how it can heal a man from death and stop a storm from destroying a village.
He will become the demon's host, and will use the demon's power to defeat our enemies.
The demon's power enabled me to save a life today.
I will teach my son the demon's power and warn him about its lies.
My great-uncle said I must only use the demon's power for others or risk the demon's curse.
He could not imagine any siding with a man like Sirian, but he knew men well enough to know there were those like Sirian and Memon who cared only for power and gold.
It gives me all its power and strength, to use to crush the barbarians and throw them all from the cliffs.
Its power is great - -it makes me giddy!
Only I must know the source of your power first.
You will have power unlike any other creature in either world.
Combined, they have the power to stop you.
You are driven by something other than power.
With Xander incensed, he wasn't aware of the trickle of power she pushed into the red gem in her hand.
You would choose power over life?
Absolute power for learning mercy.
Simple. I want … need power.
But that did nothing to explain to him how an oblivious Natural who was able to block his mind power just happened to end up in his home.
She'd responded to him when his fangs were in her neck, and his power was in direct contact with her, but she still hadn't broken down into a mewling mess like every other woman did when first he touched them.
They are close to being equal, with the exception that Jonny is a teenager and can't control his power yet.
The way he moved, his healing power, the effect he had on others, his fascination with people, the fangs and eyes … There was nothing normal about him.
The air around her crackled, Jonny's stormy power and the Other's cold lightening making her skin crawl.
The key to destroying a world – him – was in the hands of those who couldn't be trusted with such power.
Damian and Eden were closer, his deceptive display of relaxed power causing the air to hum with even more magic.
What part of giving an Other absolute power sounded reasonable?
You put them both in danger and gave an Other absolute power.
He appeared furious, the intensity of his power reaching her from the distance.
The air bent around him as his power unfurled in a red haze.
Power coursed through him, amplified by Yully, the wife of Jule, who stood at the edge of the fog.
Xander found himself hesitating before he released his focus on molding his power.
Nothing turned him on more than power.
While he was able to do a lot of things with his power, floating above the ground wasn't one of them.
He didn't sense the Original Other until within range of his mind manipulation power.
He wanted to feel the power in him again, to take away his anger.
What was more important than power, betrayal and revenge, the tenets on which he built his life?
I may not control them, but I maintain power over my kind, the way you do over the vamps.
He felt the cool power of an Oracle move through Jessi and into him.
At long last, Eden's power took effect.
But, further, every attempt to think clearly what those relations are, what we really mean, if we talk of a fixed order of events, forces upon us the necessity of thinking also that the different things which stand in relations or the different phases which follow each other cannot be merely externally strung together or moved about by some indefinable external power, in the form of some predestination or inexorable fate.
The archbishop was one of the "undertakers" who controlled the Irish House of Commons, and although he did not regain the almost dictatorial power he had exercised at an earlier period, which had suggested a comparison between him and Cardinal Wolsey, he continued to enjoy a prominent share in the administration of Ireland until his death, which occurred in London on the 19th of December 1764.
It is universally found that the weights of two bases which neutralize the same weight of one acid are equivalent in their power of neutralizing other acids.
Rudolph was unable to secure the succession to the German throne for his son, and on his death in 1291, the princes, fearing Albert's power, chose Adolph of Nassau as king.
In a time of rest, though he could never have been obscure, he would never have attained the highest power.
It would have been well if Kossuth had had something more of Gdrgei's calculated ruthlessness, for, as has been truly said, the revolutionary power he had seized could only be held by revolutionary means; but he was by nature soft-hearted and always merciful; though often audacious, he lacked decision in dealing with men.
Having devoted much time to the study of the Latin writers, historians, orators and poets, and filled his mind with stories of the glories and the power of ancient Rome, he turned his thoughts to the task of restoring his native city to its pristine greatness, his zeal for this work being quickened by the desire to avenge his brother, who had been killed by a noble, a member of the ruling class.
Returning to Rome about April 1344 he worked for three years at the great object of his life, the restoration of the city to its former position of power.
But his power was already beginning to wane.
In October Clement gave power to a legate to depose him and bring him to trial, and the end was obviously in sight.
Denouncing the temporal power of the pope he implored the emperor to deliver Italy, and especially Rome, from their oppressors; but, heedless of his invitations, Charles kept him in prison for more than a year in the fortress of Raudnitz, and then handed him over to Clement, who had been clamouring for his surrender.
He was received with great rejoicings and quickly regained his former position of power.
Under Edwin the Northumbrian kingdom became the chief power in the country.
After him the chief power north of the Tyne came into the hands of a certain Eadulf of Bamburgh, who did not take the kingly title, but accepted the overlordship of Alfred the Great perhaps in 886.
About two years later, however, both these kings were expelled by Edmund, and the whole of Northumbria was brought under his power.
During the next few years the kingdom alternated between Eric and Anlaf until 954, when Eadred finally succeeded in establishing his power.
Some species show fermentative power.
Their selection for a particular purpose depends upon some special quality which they possess; thus for brewing certain essentials are demanded as regards stability, clarification, taste and smell; whereas, in distilleries, the production of alcohol and a high multiplying power in the yeast are required.
Between 1130 and his death in 1163, `Abd-el-Mumin not only rooted out the Murabtis, but extended his power over all northern Africa as far as Egypt, becoming amir of Morocco in 1149.
This spirit might easily be confounded with the sun, whose power was supposed to be stored up in the warmthgiving tree.
In 1291 he attempted to secure the election of his son Albert as German king; but the princes refused on the pretext of their inability to support two kings, but perhaps because they feared the increasing power of the Habsburgs.
Galen showed himself anxious to reform the church, but his chief energies were directed to increasing his power and prestige.
The revolutionary and imperial epoch had seen a great development of Italian patriotism, and Santarosa was aggrieved by the great extension given to the Austrian power in Italy in 1815, which reduced his own country to a position of inferiority.
On the other hand, that the direction of complete polarization should be independent of the refracting power of the matter composing the cloud has been considered mysterious.
Upon the advent of the Left to power, however, he accepted both gift and pension, and worked energetically upon the scheme for the Tiber embankment to prevent the flooding of Rome.
Firefly is a term popularly used for certain tropical American click-beetles (Pyrophorus), due to their power of emitting light.
The queen set about to obtain a divorce, and used her influence for the return of Albany as a means of undoing her husband's power.
Natural gas, piped from the Kansas fields, is used for light and power, and electricity for commercial lighting and power is derived from plants on Spring River, near Vark, Kansas, and on Shoal creek.
For power and range of imagination, for freshness and vividness of conception, for truth and originality of presentation, few Roman poets can compare with him when he is at his best.
The entire duties of administration were suffered to remain in the hands of the nawab, while a few irresponsible English traders had drawn to themselves all real power.
Their power extended far into Arabia, particularly along the Red Sea; and Petra was a meeting-place of many nations, though its commerce was diminished by the rise of the Eastern trade-route from Myoshormus to Coptos on the Nile.
It was colonized by Timoleon in 338 B.C. with settlers from Velia in Lucania, and in the time of the tyrant Phintias (289-279) it had regained some of its power.
This angle, therefore, divided by the magnifying power of the telescope gives the real angular distance of the centres of a double star.
With a power of 460 the scale was a quarter of an inch for every second.
In this way the scale can be viewed by a microscope of much higher magnifying power than can be employed for the photographed spectrum.
Intermarriage (sometimes illicit) was apparently freely used by the dominant families for the concentration of their power.
The Aragonese enjoyed at first the assistance of the giudici of Arborea, who had remained in power; but in 1352 war broke out between Mariano IV.
In person Madame Roland was attractive though not beautiful; her ideas were clear and far-reaching, her manner calm, and her power of observation extremely acute.
He was ex officio excluded from the Legislative Assembly, and his declarations of policy were thus in writing - that is, in the form in which she could most readily exert her power.
After the insurrection of the 10th of August, Roland was recalled to power, one of his colleagues being Danton.
He pressed on the Exclusion Bill with all his power, and, when that and the inquiry into the payments for secret service and the trial of the five peers, for which too he had been eager, were brought to an end by a sudden prorogation, he is reported to have declared aloud that he would have the heads of those who were the king's advisers to this course.
He was young and eager to exercise his new power.
The rivalry between the French and English factions in Scotland was complicated by private feuds of the Hamiltons and Douglases, the respective heads of which houses, Arran and Angus, were contending for the supreme power in the absence of Albany in France, where at the instance of Henry VIII.
In the settlement of this question, made in 1505, he secured a considerable increase of territory, and when the king met the diet at Cologne in 1505 he was at the height of his power.
When the king came of age, the mayor exerted himself to keep this power, and succeeded.
The idea of force is one of those obscure conceptions which originate in an obscure region, in the sense of muscular power.
The true physical conception is motion, the ultimate ground of which is to be sought in God's infinite power.
Extended body has no limits to its extent, though the power of God has divided it in lines discriminating its parts in endless ways.
This theory, he believed, would afford an explanation of every phenomenon whatever, and in nearly every department of knowledge he has given specimens of its power.
The mind can act only upon itself; beyond that limit, the power of God must intervene to make any seeming interaction possible between body and soul.
Thereupon the power of church and state enforced by positive enactments the passive resistance of old institutions to the novel theories.
The first kind lay quite beyond the power of man to receive it, the second was within man's reach.
Vacherot was a man of high character and adhered strictly to his principles, which were generally opposed to those of the party in power.
He first asserted his power by literally throwing to the dogs the last of his boyar tyrants, and shortly afterwards announced his intention of assuming the title of tsar, a title which his father and grandfather had coveted but never dared to assume publicly.
The beginning of his ascendancy is marked by an unprecedented outward expansion of Athenian power.
The peaceful development of Athenian power was interrupted by the revolt of Samos in 440.
At first, joining to Cimon's antiPersian ambitions and Themistocles' schemes of Western expansion a new policy of aggression on the mainland, he endeavoured to push forward Athenian power in every direction, and engaged himself alike in Greece Proper, in the Levant and in Sicily.
He appears to have consolidated his power by the aid of the Church and by a series of judicious matrimonial alliances.
Ta-tu continued to be the residence of the emperors till the fall of the Mongol power (1368).
It was reached from Rome by the Via Flaminia, constructed in 220 B.C., and from that time onwards was the bulwark of the Roman power in Cisalpine Gaul, to which province it even gave its name.
Athens, although known to be hostile at heart to the cities of Macedonian power, Alexander treated all through with eager courtesy.
The conquered provinces were organized under Macedonian governors and in Caria a dethroned princess of the native dynasty, Ada, was restored to power.
The latter was a great magician, able, by operating upon waxen figures of the armies and ships of his enemies, to obtain complete power over their real actions.
Alexander had remarkable beauty and the striking personality of the successful charlatan, and must have been a man of considerable intellectual abilities and power of organization.
On the one hand, he regards him as supreme in power, controlling the destinies of Babylonia and Egypt as well as those of Israel, and as inflexibly just in dealing with ordinary offences against morality.
Hubert de Burgh was the last of the great justiciars; after his fall (1231) the justiciarship was not again committed to a great baron, and the chancellor soon took the position formerly occupied by the justiciar as second to the king in dignity, as well as in power and influence.
Owing to the proximity of the capital this group is comparatively subject to the Turkish power, and pays a small annual tribute; the chiefs, who assess and collect the tribute, form a kind of administrative council; the confederation has also an official representative council at Scutari, called the Jibal, under the presidency of a Serkarde or Moslem official.
Since the time of Ali Pasha, who broke the power of the local chieftains, southern Albania has been subject to the central Turkish power; before that period the mountaineers of Suli and Khimara enjoyed an independence similar to that of the Gheg tribes.
As the power of the Balshas declined, the Venetians towards the close of the 14th century established themselves at Scutari, Budua, Antivari and elsewhere in northern Albania.
The decline of the Ottoman power, which began towards the end of the 17th century, was marked by increasing anarchy and lawlessness in the outlying portions of the empire.
At its falls from Lake of the Woods is one of the greatest and most easily utilized water-powers in the world, and from falls lower down the river electric power for the city of Winnipeg is obtained.
By this means a continuous stream of hot water is obtained, greater or smaller in proportion to the size and power of the apparatus.
Like Kepler and all his contemporaries he believed in astrology, and he certainly also had some faith in the power of magic, for there is extant a deed written in his own handwriting containing a contract between himself and Robert Logan of Restalrig, a turbulent baron of desperate character, by which Napier undertakes "to serche and sik out, and be al craft and ingyne that he dow, to tempt, trye, and find out" some buried treasure supposed to be hidden in Logan's fortress at Fastcastle, in consideration of receiving one-third part of the treasure found by his aid.
He uses "radicatum" for power (for root, power, exponent, his words are radix, radicatum, index).
The moderator has no special power or supremacy over his brethren, but is honoured and obeyed as Primus inter pares.
They are laymen in that they have no right to teach or to dispense the sacraments, and on this account they fill an office in the Presbyterian Church inferior in rank and power to that of the pastors.
That principle is Spiritual in- equally opposed to Erastianism and to Papacy, to the civil power dominating the Church, and to the ecclesiastical power dominating the state.
Before the Reformation the Church would have had the last word; since that event the right and the duty of the civil power have been generally recognized.
He was content that ecclesiastical supremacy should be with the civil power, and he believed that the work of the Reformation would in that way be best preserved and furthered.
His system, while preserving the democratic theory by recognizing the congregation as holding the church power, was in practice strictly aristocratic inasmuch as the congregation is never allowed any direct use of power, which is invested in the whole body of elders.
With regard to the relations between the Church and the civil power, Calvin was opposed to the Zwinglian theory whereby all ecclesiastical power was handed over to the state.
It is pathetic and yet inspiring to study the development of Presbyterianism in France; pathetic because it was in a time of fierce persecution that the French Protestants organized themselves into churches, and inspiring, because it showed the power which scriptural organization gave them to withstand incessant, unrelenting hostility.
When a church was first formed the office bearers were elected by the people, but there the power of the congregation ceased.
In 1581 the Middelburg Synod divided the Church, created provincial synods and presbyteries, but could not shake off the civil power in connexion with the choice of church officers.
The appetite of the Welsh people for sermons is enormous, and the preachers are characterized by an exceptionally high order of pulpit power.
It fell into the power of Alboin in 569 and became the seat of a Lombard duchy; it was still one of the wealthiest cities of Aemilia in the Lombard period.
In 1307 the city became a lordship for Giberto da Correggio, who laid the basis of its territorial power by conquering Reggio, Brescello and Gaustalla, and was made commander-in-chief of the Guelphs by Robert of Apulia.
An act of the New Jersey legislature in 1895 created the office of township president, with power of appointment and veto.
As an orator Charles Lucas appears to have had little power, and he made no mark in the House of Commons.
His power is limitless, his anger at wrong-doing unassuageable, and he is omniscient.
It is rough in form and the author shows no power of discriminating between important and unimportant events; yet the chronicle is an excellent authority for the history of Saxony during the reigns of the emperors Otto III.
Electric power generated by steam is now commonly used in Buenos Aires and other large cities for driving light machinery.
The legislative power is vested in a congress of two chambers - the senate, composed of 30 members (two from each province and two from the capital), elected by the provincial legislatures and by a special body of electors in the capital for a term of nine years; and the chamber of deputies, of 120 members (1906), elected for four years by direct vote of the people, one deputy for every 33,000 inhabitants.
All laws are sanctioned and promulgated by the president, who is invested with the veto power, which can be overruled only by a two-thirds vote.
The combined forces of Buenos Aires and Chile defeated the Spaniards at Chacabuco in 1817, and at Maipu in 1818; and from Chile the victorious general Jose de San Martin led his troops into Peru, where on the 9th of July 1821, he made a triumphal entry into Lima, which had been the chief stronghold of the Spanish power, having from the time of its foundation by Pizarro been the seat of government of a viceroyalty which at one time extended to the river Plate.
Rosas gradually concentrated all power in his own hands, and was hailed by the populace as a saviour of the state.
Causes of friction still remained, but they did not develop into open quarrels, for Mitre was content to leave Urquiza in his province of Entre Rios, and the other administrators (caudillos) in their several governments, a large measure of autonomy, trusting that the position and growing commercial importance of Buenos Aires would inevitably tend to make the federal capital the real centre of power of the republic. In 1865 the Argentines were forced into war with Paraguay through the overbearing attitude of the president Francisco Solano Lopez.
It was evident that the president intended to use all the influence which the party in power could exercise, to secure the return of General Julio Roca, who had distinguished himself in 1878 by a successful campaign against the warlike Indian tribes bordering on the Andes.
Considering the circumstances in which General Roca assumed office, it must be admitted that he showed great moderation and used the practically absolute power that he possessed to establish a strong central government, and to initiate a national policy, which aimed at furthering the prosperity and development of the whole country.
No sooner had President Juarez Celman come into power towards the close of 1886, than the respectable portion of the community began to feel alarmed at the methods practised by the new president in his conduct of public affairs.
What followed in the second and third years of the Celman administration can only adequately be described as a debauchery of the national honour, of the national resources, of the rights of Argentines as citizens of the republic. Buenos Aires was still prostrate under the crushing blow of the misfortunes of 1880, and lacked strength and power of organization necessary to raise any effective protest against the proceedings of Celman and his friends when the true character of these proceedings was first understood.
The appended table shows the progress made since 1850 with regard to steam power.
Although the management of local affairs is in the hands of the prefect his power with regard to these is checked by a deliberative body known as the general council (conseil general).
As the prefect in the department, so the sub-prefect in the arrondissement, though with a more limited power, is the representative of the central authority.
After attempting to govern under these conditions for nearly two years, the prince, with the consent of the tsar Alexander III., assumed absolute power (May 9, 1881), and a suspension of the ultra-democratic constitution for a period of seven years was voted by a specially convened assembly (July 13).
It gave the naval power of the Turks a blow from which it never recovered, and put a stop to their aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean.
His power was formerly of great extent, but he has now practically no important duty to exercise except that of chairman of the Dover harbour board.
It is probable that the power of Aegina had steadily declined during the twenty years after Salamis, and that it had declined absolutely, as well as relatively, to that of Athens.
The city is generously provided with all the modern public services, including two street car lines, local and long distance telephone lines, electric power and light, and waterworks.
In England this power was frequently employed during the 18th century and was confirmed by the Post Office Act of 1837; its most notorious use being, perhaps, the opening of Mazzini's letters in 1844.
Archelaus, Herod's successor, had far less authority than Herod, and the real power of government at Jerusalem was assumed by the Roman procurators, in the time of one of whom, Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ was condemned to death and crucified outside Jerusalem.
It also possesses the power of combining with most metallic oxides at high temperatures, forming borates, which in many cases show characteristic colours.
A man may live on in the world by his teaching and example as a power for good, a factor of human progress, and he may also be continuing and completing his course under conditions still more favourable to all most worthy in him.
The man who lives for fame, wealth, power, may be satisfied in this life; but he who lives for the ideals of truth, beauty, goodness, lives not for time but for eternity, for his ideals cannot be realized, and so his life fulfilled on this side of the grave.
The chief success of the government lay in the field of foreign politics, where it prudently avoided entanglement in the ambitious schemes of Hellenistic monarchs, but gained great prestige by energetic interference against aggressors who threatened the existing balance of power or the security of the seas.
This and some other lizards have power to change their colour, not only from light to dark, but over some portions of their bodies, from yellow to grey or red.
Under the Constitution Act the Commonwealth is given the control of the postal and telegraph departments, public defence and several other services, as well as the power of levying customs and excise duties; its powers of taxation are unrestricted, but so far no taxes Dave been imposed other than those just mentioned.
They have much acuteness of perception for the relations of individual objects, but little power of generalization.
The first British governors at Sydney, from 1788, ruled with despotic power.
The consuming power of the population was greatly diminished, and in the year following the crisis the imports into Australia from abroad diminished by four and three-quarter millions.
Power to impose customs and excise duties to be in the Federal government and parliament.
The six colonies entering the Commonwealth were denominated original states, and new states might be admitted, or might be formed by separation from or union of two or more states or parts of states; and territories (as distinguished from Provisions states) might be taken over and governed under the legis- of the Act lative power of the Commonwealth.
Within two years uniform customs duties were to be imposed; thereafter the parliament of the Commonwealth had exclusive power to impose customs and excise duties, or to grant bounties; and trade within the Commonwealth was to be absolutely free.
It was not long, however, before the party itself became divided on the fiscal question; and a Protectionist government coming into power, about half the Labour members gave it consistent support and enabled it to maintain office for about three years, the party as a political unit being thus destroyed.
It supports the government as the power alone capable of promoting legislation, but its support is given only so long as the measures of the government are consistent with the Labour policy.
The Labour party held power in the Commonwealth for a short period, and has had the balance of power in its hands ever since the formation of the Commonwealth.
In all this legislation one of the most hotly contested points was whether the arbitration court should be given power to lay it down that workers who were members of a trade union should be employed in preference to non-unionists.
This power Ad was given to the tribunal in New South Wales, but was 1904.
It was eventually compromised by giving the power, but only with safeguarding conditions, to the Federal arbitration court.
The president has the power to appoint assessors to advise him on technical points; and considerable powers of devolution of authority for the purpose of inquiry and report are conferred upon the court, the main object of which is to secure settlement by conciliatory methods.
In 1016 he defeated Earl Sveyn, hitherto the virtual ruler of Norway, at the battle of Nesje, and within a few years had won more power than had been enjoyed by any of his predecessors on the throne.
At all events, during the first months of the reign of Artaxerxes I., he was the ruling power in the state (therefore the chronographers wrongly reckon him as king, with a reign of seven months), until Artaxerxes, having learned the truth about the murder of his father and his brother, overwhelmed and killed Artabanus and his sons in open fight.