### Crossword clues for power

##### Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
power
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a party comes to power (=begins to be the government)
▪ The ruling party came to power in May 2001.
a party is in power
▪ From 1945 until 1951 the Labour Party was in power in Britain.
a position of power/authority
▪ Many used their positions of power for personal advantage.
a power cable (=an electric cable)
▪ a power cable carrying 11,000 volts
a power nap (=a short sleep at work, that gives you more energy and concentration)
▪ Try taking a power nap before the meeting.
a power source (=something that produces power)
▪ First, you need to turn off the power source.
a power vacuum
▪ The leader's sudden death created a power vacuum.
a regime comes to power
▪ He criticised European leaders for supporting a regime that came to power through violence.
abuse of power
▪ government officials’ abuse of power
accession to power/to the throne (=the act of becoming king, queen, president etc)
assumed power
▪ He assumed power in a bloody coup in 1990.
balance of power
▪ The election of so many Republicans to Congress has changed the balance of power in Washington.
battery power
▪ You can plug your laptop in or use it on battery power.
battery powered/operated
▪ A lot of children's toys are battery operated.
▪ In an emergency, the hospital can be powered by electricity from a generator.
beyond...powers of endurance
▪ She was pushed beyond her powers of endurance.
borrowing powers
bring sb to power (=make someone have power over a country)
▪ The revolution brought to power a communist government.
coal-fired/gas-fired power station
colonial power
▪ Britain was the largest colonial power.
corporate power
▪ the growth of corporate power
destructive power
▪ the destructive power of modern weapons
discretionary powers
▪ the court’s discretionary powers
drawing power
electric current/power/charge (=a flow of electricity)
emergency powers (=special powers that are given to the government, police, or army because there is a very serious situation)
▪ The army was given emergency powers to help tackle the rising violence.
executive powers
▪ a commission with executive powers
exert power
▪ He exerts considerable power within the family.
flower power
gain power
▪ Many women wanted to gain power in a male-dominated world.
girl power
handover of power
▪ a smooth handover of power
holds the balance of power (=is able to make either side more powerful than the other by supporting them)
▪ A small centre party holds the balance of power in the Assembly.
legislative power
▪ The new assemblies will have no legislative power.
lust for power
▪ Hitler’s lust for power
monopoly of power
▪ They are demanding an end to the Communist Party’s monopoly of power.
muscle strength/power
▪ This exercise will help increase muscle strength.
pester power
political power
▪ The poor have little political power.
power base
▪ the party’s traditional power base
power broker
power cut
power dressing
power drill
power failure
power line
power of attorney
power outage
power pack
power plant
power point
power politics (=attempting to get power by using or threatening to use force)
▪ The party argued that power politics would always lead to war.
power politics
power station
▪ Chernobyl nuclear power station
power steering
▪ Most new cars now have power steering.
power structure (=the way in which the group of people who control a country or organization are organized)
▪ He was a critic of the country’s power structure.
power structure
▪ There have been significant changes in the power structure of the company.
power struggle
▪ a power struggle between forces favoring and opposing change
power tool
powers of persuasion (=skill at persuading people)
▪ She used all her powers of persuasion to convince Tilly that it was the right thing to do.
psychic powers
▪ a spiritual healer with psychic powers
pulling power
▪ Madonna’s pulling power filled the Arena for 10 nights.
regain power
▪ The central issue facing the Labour Party is how to regain power.
sb’s powers of concentration (=sb’s ability to concentrate hard)
▪ Great athletes are known for their powers of concentration.
sb’s powers of expressionformal (= the ability to say or write what you feel)
▪ I tried to put my feelings down on paper, but my powers of expression failed me.
sb’s powers of observation (=someone’s abilty to watch things in a way that helps them learn and understand more)
▪ In the past, people used their own powers of observation to forecast the weather.
sb’s rise to power
▪ They were alarmed by Hitler’s rise to power.
sea power
seize power/control (of sth)
▪ The rebels have seized power.
sovereign power/control
staying power
▪ a team with staying power
superhuman power/strength/effort etc
▪ It will require a superhuman effort to get the job done on time.
superior strength/power
▪ He used his superior strength to wrestle Ben to the ground.
sweep to power/victory
▪ Nixon and Agnew swept to victory with 47 million votes.
take control/charge/power
▪ The communists took power in 1948.
▪ Youngsters need to take control of their own lives.
the balance of power
▪ the European balance of power
the power switch
▪ They have reverted to placing the mains power switch at the back of the unit.
underestimate the importance/extent/effect/power etc of sth
▪ Never underestimate the power of the press.
water power
wave energy/power (=electricity from the movement of waves)
▪ Wave power involves using the movement of the seas to generate electricity.
world power
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
colonial
▪ Outside of Colombo, the capital, the main representatives of colonial power were the government agents and assistant government agents.
▪ In some instances reforms in Sri Lanka even preceded those of the colonial power.
▪ There was some variation in this regard as different colonial powers pursued different expansionist policies.
discretionary
▪ They have discretionary power to support students in further or higher education, including those who study part time.
▪ In line with the services provided by other governmental agencies much local government activity occurs through the medium of discretionary powers.
▪ How is the force organized and how extensive is its discretionary power?
▪ Nothing was done to arrest this by the local council, which had discretionary powers to do so.
▪ He accepted that the court did, under section 82, have the wide discretionary power of rectification contended for.
▪ Everything is scripted for you; there is no room to use your mind or exercise discretionary power.
▪ This discretionary use of power was the foundation of equity.
▪ The discretionary power that de Gaulle gave his prime ministers varied over the course of his presidency.
economic
▪ However this largely-quantitative work seeks to understand relationships predominantly in terms of economic power, thereby ignoring the importance of emotional bonds.
▪ To what extent this promotes economic power would be hard to estimate, but the two are certainly not unrelated.
▪ Power and the superstructure From a Marxist perspective political power derives from economic power.
▪ Although he wielded enormous economic power, Park never became a rich man and was not personally corrupt.
▪ They sought legitimacy and a political outlet to match their enormous economic power.
▪ But it was a great economic power.
▪ This point was developed by Miliband in his distinction between economic power and state power.
▪ They stubbornly demanded and eventually took their part of political and economic power in the nation they had helped win.
electric
▪ Many of the mergers were designed to set up monopolies to raise prices in industries such as steel, electric power and railways.
▪ Special noise absorption materials are even mixed with road asphalt and coat electric power lines here.
▪ Living close to overhead electric power lines causes health hazards.
▪ Fires by the hundreds, ignited by overturned stoves and furnaces and downed electric power lines, sprang up in the ruins.
▪ Loans made during the 1950s were mainly for the development of infrastructure, such as transport and electric power schemes.
▪ S.-manufactured fuel cells for electric power use.
▪ If the electric power could be cut, industry everywhere would be brought to a standstill.
▪ In the auto shop, students are retrofitting trucks from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to run on electric power.
executive
▪ This arrangement proved unsatisfactory because there was no corresponding transfer of executive power.
▪ The Constitution confers on the President the whole executive power.
▪ Elections to district assemblies with executive powers were held in December 1988 and January and February 1989.
▪ Are government institutions strong enough to withstand a strengthened executive power?
▪ During these periods Patterson exercised executive power, raising speculation that he might succeed Manley should he retire on health grounds.
▪ The concentration of executive powers was a leading source of criticism heard by the delegation.
▪ New distinctions were established between executive and judicial power, and between civil and criminal law.
▪ Second, executive power will have grown at the expense of parliamentary power.
great
▪ I could not help her directly but only invoke the greatest power we eagles have.
▪ It displays the extraordinary virtuosity which this scheme encourages, but has at the same time great sculptural power.
▪ Most cultures have ascribed great power to ancestors or other long-dead figures.
▪ So he determined to get the better of him not by means of his own great power but by means of a trick.
▪ We note who has greater power based on a combination of knowledge, personality, and others support.
▪ Once Bismarck had gone, there was a great fragmentation of power and responsibility.
▪ Power was fragmented and diffuse among them, and they did not have great power over the rest of the organization.
legislative
▪ It has no substantial legislative powers and is as much a debating chamber as anything.
▪ The Executive, except for recommendation and veto, has no legislative power.
▪ If the Bundestag is unable to convene, legislative power goes to a joint committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat.
▪ A change of executive and legislative power was demanded.
▪ This hits at the established doctrine that the courts recognise no legal limits to Parliament's legislative power.
▪ Strictly speaking, there is no acceptable delegation of legislative power....
▪ In the present case, however, a pure delegation of legislative power is precisely what we have before us.
nuclear
▪ That is for all nuclear powers to stand down from nuclear operations.
▪ He would wear old woolen jackets and patched pants and let his hair grow and protest nuclear power.
▪ He had led the team that developed the Soviet Union's atomic bomb and had begun seeking peaceful applications of nuclear power.
▪ It could be heated by solar or nuclear power.
▪ Some would argue that while nuclear power reactors exist, then a repetition is inevitable.
▪ The original impetus for nuclear power, of course, was military.
▪ Currently trends are also tending to make each nuclear power station a centre of support and development of the regional economy.
▪ As a mathematician, Bertrand Russell pointed out that while there were two nuclear powers, only those two powers could quarrel.
political
▪ Politics or political behaviour is power in action.
▪ This was done by widening the participation in the exercise of political power.
▪ Nobody now supposes that political processes begin and end with elections, or that elected governments have a monopoly of political power.
▪ For a few years after the Civil War, at least, black Texans had a taste of political power.
▪ Part of the answer lies in the press's eternal fascination with those who wield political power.
▪ They stubbornly demanded and eventually took their part of political and economic power in the nation they had helped win.
▪ However, in the late eighteenth century the monarch still wielded considerable political power, appointing and dismissing governments according to choice.
▪ Chapter 10 details three major explanations for how political power is distributed and how political decisions are made.
real
▪ However, for real power, personal attendance at court was essential.
▪ But remodelling the local administration had little effect; real power remained in the hands of the leading citizens of Mondovi.
▪ With real power in the world.
▪ A randomly selected redistricting committee would leave the real power, again, with unelected staff.
▪ We have the real power - the power of the purse.
▪ Although Manelux is larger, in financial terms, there appears to be no real imbalance in power.
▪ Legislatures are ineffectual, and real power is concentrated in the executive branch of government.
▪ Women who sleep with the boss to get promotion never reach positions of real power.
solar
▪ But the idea of full-blown solar power stations is unrealistic in the foreseeable future.
▪ The belt provides vast material resources, vast amounts of solar power, and vast elbow room.
▪ Publications for teachers and pupils on wind and solar power are available.
▪ Thus, it is solar power that provides the energy to heat the exhaust.
▪ Other renewable options - biomass and solar power - are also being explored.
▪ It could be heated by solar or nuclear power.
▪ Many congressmen are keen to revive research into renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.
▪ Yet these represent a relatively tiny portion of the uses for solar power.
■ NOUN
base
▪ Seniority provides committee chairmen with an independent power base and helps to insulate them from control by party leaders and presidents.
▪ Hence, power bases are pivotal in the power equation.
▪ Politicians who have their power base in these areas, including several presidential candidates, are also implicated.
▪ Both groups had d power base of expertise.
▪ Less reliance on power bases is found in managers who have the tactical and interpersonal skills to concentrate on the essential objectives.
▪ Political power bases are initially fluid and unstable.
▪ All these power bases depend on perceptions.
▪ Next, department power bases should be considered.
monopoly
▪ The removal of tariffs can reduce monopoly power within the home country by increasing the possible sources of supply.
▪ When this measure is larger than one, which happens in the presence of monopoly power, average revenue declines with output.
▪ The rising concentration of industry and the possible adverse effects on monopoly power are viewed as the factors of paramount importance.
▪ Also, when profits are driven down to zero, the degree of monopoly power equals the degree of economies of scale.
▪ This excess of price over both marginal revenue and marginal cost is a convenient measure of the firm's monopoly power.
▪ These monopoly power functions are constants when preferences are of the S-D-S type.
▪ How should we measure the social cost of monopoly power and inefficient resource allocation?
▪ The railroads were regulated to prevent the owners from using their monopoly power to reduce the incomes of their middle-class customers.
plant
▪ In 1995 Moscow signed a $800m agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Bushehr. ▪ The concern arises when a nuclear power plant is refueled. ▪ One is to construct extra high-voltage transmission lines to transmit electricity generated at mine-mouth power plants to distant load centres. ▪ He squinted toward the power plant. ▪ Such a process is now under way in the international power plant equipment industry. ▪ You have helped rebuild power plants on their territories. ▪ The cloud formed just north of the Soviet Kola Peninsula, where there are four nuclear power plants. ▪ The power plants have shut down. station ▪ Nearly all the power stations have worked out much more expensive to build than was estimated. ▪ The power station plans to invest about$ 150 million over the next few years to replace generating units.
▪ This must surely mean that acid rain was natural and the acidification of lochs had nothing to do with power stations.
▪ Many operators are now building power stations outside the areas that object to them, and importing the power.
▪ Harmful quantities of radiation are also released both before and after the uranium fuel enters the power station.
▪ Nuclear power stations are notoriously unreliable and construction costs go way over original estimates.
▪ Our power stations are notoriously inefficient.
▪ During the 1970s, with two power stations in relatively peaceful operation, the Board consolidated its position on the Somerset coast.
structure
▪ This work centres on a examination of how crime is related to the power structure of society.
▪ Jeffries' subject was the systematic effort by the white power structure to keep black people down.
▪ The 1988 Act has made fundamental alterations to the power structure of the education system laid down in 1944.
▪ In essence, the power structure at Mega transforms itself.
▪ But existing power structures, not the new technology, will determine the boundaries of the new sources of power.
▪ Until then there was no such thing as an economic sector independent of the power structure.
▪ The point is self-subversion, overthrowing the power structure in your own head.
▪ He's established a power structure inside the Washington power structure.
struggle
▪ The covert reasons why the scheme drew widespread support from Cardiff solicitors was that it was part of an internal power struggle.
▪ A power struggle develops, as the toddler digs in his heels even further the more his father takes over.
▪ The patron can call on his clients for active support, a facet which is important in local power struggles.
▪ The elaborate public displays of those royal families had always camouflaged the most ruthless power struggles.
▪ The events and power struggles which engulf them result in kidnapping, jealousy and romance!
▪ Jobs co-founded Apple but left the Cupertino computer maker in a power struggle in 1984.
▪ The most memorable thing about the complex power struggle that had this result was the fate of the losers.
▪ Resentments, rivalry, rebuffs and power struggles appear to have knocked the stuffing out of you and undermined your confidence.
supply
▪ I have serious reservations about the power supply being installed inside the box, it really isn't safe enough.
▪ So far we have concentrated on the use of helium-3 as a power supply for planet-bound civilization.
▪ Turn off the pump's power supply first.
▪ Unlike other memory chips, flash does not lose the stored contents when the computer is disconnected from a power supply.
▪ AccuCard and its ilk sit between the power supply and the motherboard. so they're too far downstream to help.
▪ Thin-film amorphous-silicon solar cells may be manufactured to expand the electrical power supply to the base.
▪ The power supply will also fit inside the case but has to be removed from its casing before you can install it.
▪ Such a piece of plutonium can maintain high temperatures without any external power supply, controls, or monitoring for many years.
wind
▪ Not surprisingly wind power is regarded as having considerable potential.
▪ A big unknown is the fate of federal support for wind power.
▪ Many congressmen are keen to revive research into renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.
▪ The market could grow much bigger if countries further subsidize wind power to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
▪ The government hopes that wind power will meet around a tenth of total electricity demand by the year 2000.
▪ Both the photovoltaic and wind power systems for domestic hot-water provision would be even more effective if linked to a heat pump.
▪ Steady base-load electricity sources will always be needed, and solar and wind power can only act as useful supplements.
▪ Some estimates suggest that wind power could save 5-10 percent of the fossil fuel used by the Electric Corporation.
■ VERB
assume
▪ Mills rejects pluralist accounts because they mistakenly assume that power is only located in the political system.
▪ She spied on him and watched closely over the friendships he formed, in order to prevent him from assuming power.
▪ With the agreement of the two parties, Prince Norodom Sihanouk assumed power as head of state.
▪ In the public sphere, women must assume sufficient power to change the cultural imagery and the political landscape.
▪ But massive public protests enabled Mossadeq to return and to assume greater powers and authority than ever.
▪ Some assumed that was a power play on your part.
▪ Police and military leaders have insisted they are not interested in assuming power.
▪ In the two months before he assumes power, Clinton must familiarise himself with what is really going on in Northern Ireland.
exercise
▪ It exercised no power over its cloak of fog, it gives no direction.
▪ Here and now I need to experience the consequences of my actions, and to exercise the power of daily existence.
▪ Under the Marcos dictatorship, the army was allowed to exercise vast powers.
▪ Later, antitrust laws were introduced to stop other types of monopolists from exercising their mar-ket power.
▪ In both houses, the reformers claimed, committee chairmen exercised disproportionate power.
▪ Adult education specialists, in any case, do not exercise much power in this nation.
▪ The scarcer the commodity - eg accountancy - the more the applicant will exercise his power of selection.
gain
▪ This helped them to gain height and get power when heading the ball.
▪ Perhaps it would be best to defeat the Foundation and gain the power Wienis spoke of.
▪ On the other hand, what they gain in power they lose in speed and mobility.
▪ Tobaccocontrol advocates agree, saying their lack of vigilance in decades past had allowed the Tobacco Institute to gain power and influence.
▪ Bandaranaike used Sinhalese chauvinism to gain power, but found he could not control it.
▪ For decades, politicians have been trying to gain power in Washington by separating themselves from Washington.
▪ It can be an attempt to gain wealth, power, prestige or praise.
▪ Quite suddenly, they had gained the power to confer respectability.
give
▪ The Community can only act where member states have given it the power to do so in the treaties.
▪ I had been given the power to obliterate, to steal a body from its grave and tear it to pieces.
▪ Who will give you the power to choose - to say for yourself what you want?
▪ The legislation also would give judges the power to increase sentences for juveniles, boosting the maximum detention period to 10 years.
▪ In organisations people are only given sufficient power to carry out their responsibilities effectively.
▪ We will introduce new legislation giving stronger powers to deal with cartels.
▪ It could all have been a pack of lies that Uncle Max cooked up because it gave him such power over Tawno.
▪ He responded with policies that restricted the franchise and gave the governor power to manipulate the composition of the lower legislative house.
hold
▪ On past records, most waverers go for the challenger rather than the one who holds power.
▪ His essential point, that those who hold information hold power, is absolutely correct.
▪ Shamanism is based on the premise that neither 227 human beings nor nature itself hold the ultimate power in the universe.
▪ So, does it matter what the charge is called and who holds power at Westminster?
▪ Trying to change organizations often strikes deeply at the psyches and identities of those managers who hold or want more power.
▪ Since 1969 the centrist Free Democrats have held the balance of power in the Bundestag.
▪ The bear seemed to hold him in the power of its evil gaze and in the musky odor of bear.
lose
▪ Becky had long ago lost the power to shock them.
▪ Puget Sound Energy said 200,000 customers in western Washington lost service, but power was expected to be restored by nightfall.
▪ Local authorities have lost important development-control powers and have had to release land to UDCs at extremely low prices.
▪ And in this sense, the great capitalist wave seems to have lost little of its power.
▪ A rune weapon will lose its powers for this time, and other rune-based magic items will be similarly affected.
▪ How did the problematic modern assumptions eventually lose their power to convince after several hundred years of dominance?
▪ Many birds lose the power of flight - for there are no large predators to make it worthwhile.
▪ In the end national governments lose much of their power.
seize
▪ Having seized political power, the new ruling class presides over the transformation of the social structure.
▪ He ruled Over the other Titans until his son Zeus dethroned him and seized the power for him-self.
▪ Siban's son was a prisoner under sentence of death for his conspiracy to seize power.
▪ When they then found out about their own significance in procreation they seized power entirely.
▪ René seized power in a military coup in June 1977.
▪ A Tutsi-led rebel group seized power in July 1994 and halted the slaughter soon afterward.
▪ Military officers have tried to seize power six times since Mrs Aquino became President three years ago.
▪ It means that women should seize communication power for their own emancipation and the liberation of all oppressed groups.
share
▪ Sometimes a party will win a period of office outright; more commonly perhaps two or more parties will share power.
▪ He would not share power because it is difficult to share.
▪ We also learn that the women here shared equal power with the men.
▪ A central issue is whether two independent executives can share power effectively.
▪ Elsewhere socialist parties have had to compete in multiparty and proportional electoral systems and usually share power in government.
▪ The men in my corporation would they ever permit me to share real power?
▪ Some civilians are upset at the prospect of sharing power with the armed forces, even in an advisory capacity.
▪ This sharing of power through incorporating students into the administration of an undergraduate program is highly unusual in academic settings.
stay
▪ One thing is certain: Moscow will have a say as to whether the burdensome Lukashenko stays in power.
▪ This Laser team actually looks as if it has some staying power.
▪ Mrs Thatcher would win the election and she would probably stay in power for ever.
▪ Whatever it would take to satisfy those needs will have more staying power within the organization than your job does. 4.
▪ Most important, the party knows it must improve the country's living standards if it is to stay in power.
▪ In track, only world record-holder Wang Junxia has had staying power since smashing world records in 1993. 16.
▪ Alternatively, of course, a Conservative Government may stay in power, with, or without, the same Prime Minister.
▪ One of the criteria for inclusion is staying power.
use
▪ People who care about the environment should use their power as citizens to bring the corporations and politicians to account.
▪ I now feel that people who have power should use that power to help others.
▪ Aphrodite using her power chiefly to ensnare and betray.
▪ Donors now have economic control; they will always be tempted to use the power that this control brings.
▪ Those groups, in turn, used violence and state power to protect their position.
▪ And yet advocacy often feels like the only effective thing I can do. Use my so-called power to effect change.
▪ The railroads were regulated to prevent the owners from using their monopoly power to reduce the incomes of their middle-class customers.
wield
▪ But in doing this they do not wield a power which is independent of the class struggle.
▪ They are permitted to wield as much power as their parents, or more.
▪ Thus high office remains accessible to a relatively wide range of royal kin and commoners wield significant power over the succession.
▪ Though the central banks wield enormous power, we should not overstate their ability to shape the economy in the long run.
▪ Now a generation of southern Republicans, brought up resenting the interfering ways of the federal government, is wielding disproportionate power.
▪ Moreover, the actual spending will be tilted toward groups that wield the most political power.
▪ In the dream, the baby wields incredible power.
▪ The question is how the sheik plans to wield that power, and to what end.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bargaining position/power
▪ By tilting bargaining power towards labour, it encouraged big pay claims.
▪ In a competitive market the bargaining power of the owner of a particular commodity is limited.
▪ Naturally this bargaining power was not constant.
▪ Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.
▪ The United States seemed to be withholding its signature to achieve increased bargaining power.
▪ Western bargaining power had been eliminated.
▪ With the conference at last on the calendar, the various countries began preparatory activities to enhance their bargaining positions.
▪ Yet the desire for protection and security and some measure of equality in bargaining power would not down.
be at the height of your success/fame/powers etc
▪ By the 1860's, when he was at the height of his fame, tragedy struck as he took increasingly to drink.
▪ However, in 1985 he was at the height of his fame as a novelist.
▪ Outwardly, the Cowboys appear to be at the height of their powers.
break sb's power
corridors of power
▪ Military strategists plotted war scenarios in their air-conditioned corridors of power.
▪ Equally, who is fighting our case in the corridors of power?
▪ Her path led from the humblest corner of Houston to the corridors of power.
▪ His laziness became a legend in the corridors of power.
▪ If a Spencer never quite reached the commanding heights, they certainly walked confidently along the corridors of power.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Parke doesn't deny it, noting a shift from protesting outside bases towards well-mannered lobbying in the corridors of power.
▪ The sound of resolutely clicking heels in the corridors of power have been silenced.
▪ This gave her the entrée into many whispering galleries of politics and the drawing-rooms if not the corridors of power.
power-hungry/news-hungry etc
raise 2/4/10 etc to the power of 2/3/4 etc
▪ For the next year the Republican government was obliged to struggle to reassert its authority.
▪ Governments will reassert their control over corporations when people reassert their control over governments.
▪ Historians are divided into two viewpoints about the Tsars ability to reassert his power and avoid revolution.They are the optimists and pessimists.
▪ Louis the Pious, taking Charles with him, moved quickly to reassert his control.
▪ The battered Premier was today desperately trying to reassert his authority after Mr Lamont's devastating attack.
restore sb to power/the throne
seat of government/power
▪ Ancient Rome was the seat of power, magnificence and corruption, the obvious object of love, envy, hatred.
▪ Blacks are now in, or close to, the seats of power.
▪ But a number of individuals, often close to the seat of government, became very rich.
▪ But now, as White House incumbent presiding over the seat of government, he is the ultimate political insider.
▪ Capital: Amsterdam; seat of government: The Hague.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Originally this symbolic seat of power contained holy relics.
▪ Several years of proximity to the throne had given the Jesuits access to the seat of power.
transfer of power
▪ the smooth transfer of power in Hong Kong
▪ Among his many far-reaching reforms, Gorbachev effected a transfer of power from Communist Party to executive presidency.
▪ Certainly a confused transition is to be expected, since the country has no real mechanisms for a transfer of power.
▪ Differences rapidly emerged, with Sigua and Iosseliani disagreeing over the time-scale for the transfer of power to a civilian government.
▪ It is obvious that this transfer of power will have a real effect on teachers in schools.
▪ The transfer of power from Ortega to Chamorro was an inspiring moment.
▪ The series of grants which implemented this transfer of power began on 15 May.
▪ Within the inner chambers of the House, the transfer of power has already begun.
transfer power/responsibility/control (to sb)
▪ In order to transfer control to a new sequence of instructions, a new value must be deposited in the program counter.
▪ Managers are frequently willing to transfer responsibility for performing certain tasks, particularly under supervision.
▪ Pairs of jump instructions were provided to transfer control to the left- or right-hand instruction of a specified store location.
▪ The innovation of transferring responsibility to an indigenous anti-Communist corps had been started too late.
▪ They also achieve another prime objective of Conservative Governments, which is to transfer power from the state to the people.
▪ Yet he is ahead of many heavily funded university labs in attempting to transfer control from humans to machines.
vote sb into/out of power/office/parliament etc
▪ Four of the five who voted him out of office either refused to discuss the removal or did not return phone calls.
wield power/influence/authority etc
▪ A close adviser of the dead King, he now wields power because of that King's death.
▪ But more characteristic was the visible manipulation of supernatural power by men and women who wielded authority.
▪ Conservatism went into relative eclipse. while Labour under Clement Attlee was able to wield influence in the coalition government.
▪ Curtiss draws a picture of a sensual, self-serving middle-aged woman who wields power as well as influence.
▪ In allowing authority figures to wield power over us indiscriminately, we surrender our rights to choose to take responsibility.
▪ Others were content to wield power in the party machines rather than in the public eye.
▪ They weren't out to impress or wield power.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a power source
▪ A power struggle developed between the president and the generals.
▪ A dynamometer is used to measure muscle power.
▪ China has threatened to use its veto power in the Security Council.
▪ Do you think the police have too much power?
▪ Doctors cannot explain why some people lack the power to fight off the disease.
▪ France was the only European power not to sign the treaty.
▪ Germany's strong industrial base has helped maintain its status as a major world power.
▪ He was motivated by greed, envy, and the lust for power.
▪ Iran is a major power in the Persian Gulf region.
▪ It sounds like you've got a lot of power at work.
▪ Mike had tremendous power in his forearms.
▪ Only Parliament has the power to make new laws.
▪ She claims to have psychic powers.
▪ She liked the feeling of power that gang membership gave her.
▪ She was so surprised that for a few seconds she lost the power of speech.
▪ The big Hollywood studios have a lot of power over what kind of films get made.
▪ the enormous economic power of the United States
▪ The ostrich is a bird that no longer has the power of flight.
▪ The western powers hardly knew how to react to this threat.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And kings, in particular, have both the incentive and the power to achieve their wishes.
▪ But women earn only about three-fourths of the incomes earned by men, who still dominate the boardrooms and political power centers.
▪ Displaced from power, he had to toil in a humble farmhouse outside Florence.
▪ Not withstanding this limitation, the powers contained in the section do not restrict any other express or implied rights of action.
▪ Of much greater practical significance, and by no means obsolete, is the power to punish for contempt.
▪ There are various power conservancy options like three levels of screen brightness, and variable times for screen and disk power-down.
▪ This was done by widening the participation in the exercise of political power.
▪ Yet there was an opening for Rice if he carefully adapted his power strategies to the political situation.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
forward
▪ She surfaced beneath the canopy, dived again and powered forward until she could see clear water above.
up
▪ Jazz was still powering up and down, deaf to Nails's pleas.
▪ Save this task until the system unit is re-assembled and powered up.
▪ I powered up gradually, settling into an easy, long-paced stride that got my lungs working properly and readied my legs.
▪ A fourth slider takes care of volume and a status light shows when the circuit is powered up.
▪ His code was no problem; hadn't she seen it enough times anyway when he powered up the network?
▪ We also hired a speedboat in Ipsos and powered up the coast for a beautiful view.
■ NOUN
battery
▪ It fitted into a briefcase, and being battery powered was more deserving of the term portable.
▪ While submerged, batteries power an electric motor that drives the propeller.
▪ The heavier the motors, the bigger the batteries needed to power it.
car
▪ Noise levels are exceptionally low for engines that are, after all, fairly small for powering such cars.
▪ Each unit will have two powered driving cars equipped with three-phase motors and a centre trailer.
engine
▪ Making the engine that powered Williams to the Formula 1 constructors' championship can't be bad for business, either.
▪ Mr Kamen is also known to have done research into a novel kind of engine that might power such a device.
▪ First one engine powered inflatable was heard to leave the shore in the direction of Guiding Lights.
mill
▪ Both have powered mills, but the Carrant Brook was much more heavily utilised.
▪ Further upstream towards Brockworth, the brook also powered a corn mill, but of Brockworth Mill there is now little trace.
▪ This formerly powered a number of mills, involved in some way with the cloth trade.
▪ This powered a mill at Ruspidge near Cinderford.
▪ The Blackpool Brook also powered the old mill at Nibley.
motor
▪ The supply also had to power some huge electric motors, and some of these were constantly switching in and out.
▪ While submerged, batteries power an electric motor that drives the propeller.
▪ Both the projector and the turntable were powered by the same motor to ensure they ran at the same speed.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bargaining position/power
▪ By tilting bargaining power towards labour, it encouraged big pay claims.
▪ In a competitive market the bargaining power of the owner of a particular commodity is limited.
▪ Naturally this bargaining power was not constant.
▪ Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.
▪ The United States seemed to be withholding its signature to achieve increased bargaining power.
▪ Western bargaining power had been eliminated.
▪ With the conference at last on the calendar, the various countries began preparatory activities to enhance their bargaining positions.
▪ Yet the desire for protection and security and some measure of equality in bargaining power would not down.
be at the height of your success/fame/powers etc
▪ By the 1860's, when he was at the height of his fame, tragedy struck as he took increasingly to drink.
▪ However, in 1985 he was at the height of his fame as a novelist.
▪ Outwardly, the Cowboys appear to be at the height of their powers.
corridors of power
▪ Military strategists plotted war scenarios in their air-conditioned corridors of power.
▪ Equally, who is fighting our case in the corridors of power?
▪ Her path led from the humblest corner of Houston to the corridors of power.
▪ His laziness became a legend in the corridors of power.
▪ If a Spencer never quite reached the commanding heights, they certainly walked confidently along the corridors of power.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Parke doesn't deny it, noting a shift from protesting outside bases towards well-mannered lobbying in the corridors of power.
▪ The sound of resolutely clicking heels in the corridors of power have been silenced.
▪ This gave her the entrée into many whispering galleries of politics and the drawing-rooms if not the corridors of power.
power-hungry/news-hungry etc
seat of government/power
▪ Ancient Rome was the seat of power, magnificence and corruption, the obvious object of love, envy, hatred.
▪ Blacks are now in, or close to, the seats of power.
▪ But a number of individuals, often close to the seat of government, became very rich.
▪ But now, as White House incumbent presiding over the seat of government, he is the ultimate political insider.
▪ Capital: Amsterdam; seat of government: The Hague.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Originally this symbolic seat of power contained holy relics.
▪ Several years of proximity to the throne had given the Jesuits access to the seat of power.
transfer of power
▪ the smooth transfer of power in Hong Kong
▪ Among his many far-reaching reforms, Gorbachev effected a transfer of power from Communist Party to executive presidency.
▪ Certainly a confused transition is to be expected, since the country has no real mechanisms for a transfer of power.
▪ Differences rapidly emerged, with Sigua and Iosseliani disagreeing over the time-scale for the transfer of power to a civilian government.
▪ It is obvious that this transfer of power will have a real effect on teachers in schools.
▪ The transfer of power from Ortega to Chamorro was an inspiring moment.
▪ The series of grants which implemented this transfer of power began on 15 May.
▪ Within the inner chambers of the House, the transfer of power has already begun.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Yet breaking the endless cycle of global poverty that powers these wars is achievable, Mr Annan says.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bargaining position/power
▪ By tilting bargaining power towards labour, it encouraged big pay claims.
▪ In a competitive market the bargaining power of the owner of a particular commodity is limited.
▪ Naturally this bargaining power was not constant.
▪ Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.
▪ The United States seemed to be withholding its signature to achieve increased bargaining power.
▪ Western bargaining power had been eliminated.
▪ With the conference at last on the calendar, the various countries began preparatory activities to enhance their bargaining positions.
▪ Yet the desire for protection and security and some measure of equality in bargaining power would not down.
be at the height of your success/fame/powers etc
▪ By the 1860's, when he was at the height of his fame, tragedy struck as he took increasingly to drink.
▪ However, in 1985 he was at the height of his fame as a novelist.
▪ Outwardly, the Cowboys appear to be at the height of their powers.
break sb's power
corridors of power
▪ Military strategists plotted war scenarios in their air-conditioned corridors of power.
▪ Equally, who is fighting our case in the corridors of power?
▪ Her path led from the humblest corner of Houston to the corridors of power.
▪ His laziness became a legend in the corridors of power.
▪ If a Spencer never quite reached the commanding heights, they certainly walked confidently along the corridors of power.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Parke doesn't deny it, noting a shift from protesting outside bases towards well-mannered lobbying in the corridors of power.
▪ The sound of resolutely clicking heels in the corridors of power have been silenced.
▪ This gave her the entrée into many whispering galleries of politics and the drawing-rooms if not the corridors of power.
raise 2/4/10 etc to the power of 2/3/4 etc
▪ For the next year the Republican government was obliged to struggle to reassert its authority.
▪ Governments will reassert their control over corporations when people reassert their control over governments.
▪ Historians are divided into two viewpoints about the Tsars ability to reassert his power and avoid revolution.They are the optimists and pessimists.
▪ Louis the Pious, taking Charles with him, moved quickly to reassert his control.
▪ The battered Premier was today desperately trying to reassert his authority after Mr Lamont's devastating attack.
restore sb to power/the throne
seat of government/power
▪ Ancient Rome was the seat of power, magnificence and corruption, the obvious object of love, envy, hatred.
▪ Blacks are now in, or close to, the seats of power.
▪ But a number of individuals, often close to the seat of government, became very rich.
▪ But now, as White House incumbent presiding over the seat of government, he is the ultimate political insider.
▪ Capital: Amsterdam; seat of government: The Hague.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Originally this symbolic seat of power contained holy relics.
▪ Several years of proximity to the throne had given the Jesuits access to the seat of power.
transfer of power
▪ the smooth transfer of power in Hong Kong
▪ Among his many far-reaching reforms, Gorbachev effected a transfer of power from Communist Party to executive presidency.
▪ Certainly a confused transition is to be expected, since the country has no real mechanisms for a transfer of power.
▪ Differences rapidly emerged, with Sigua and Iosseliani disagreeing over the time-scale for the transfer of power to a civilian government.
▪ It is obvious that this transfer of power will have a real effect on teachers in schools.
▪ The transfer of power from Ortega to Chamorro was an inspiring moment.
▪ The series of grants which implemented this transfer of power began on 15 May.
▪ Within the inner chambers of the House, the transfer of power has already begun.
transfer power/responsibility/control (to sb)
▪ In order to transfer control to a new sequence of instructions, a new value must be deposited in the program counter.
▪ Managers are frequently willing to transfer responsibility for performing certain tasks, particularly under supervision.
▪ Pairs of jump instructions were provided to transfer control to the left- or right-hand instruction of a specified store location.
▪ The innovation of transferring responsibility to an indigenous anti-Communist corps had been started too late.
▪ They also achieve another prime objective of Conservative Governments, which is to transfer power from the state to the people.
▪ Yet he is ahead of many heavily funded university labs in attempting to transfer control from humans to machines.
vote sb into/out of power/office/parliament etc
▪ Four of the five who voted him out of office either refused to discuss the removal or did not return phone calls.
wield power/influence/authority etc
▪ A close adviser of the dead King, he now wields power because of that King's death.
▪ But more characteristic was the visible manipulation of supernatural power by men and women who wielded authority.
▪ Conservatism went into relative eclipse. while Labour under Clement Attlee was able to wield influence in the coalition government.
▪ Curtiss draws a picture of a sensual, self-serving middle-aged woman who wields power as well as influence.
▪ In allowing authority figures to wield power over us indiscriminately, we surrender our rights to choose to take responsibility.
▪ Others were content to wield power in the party machines rather than in the public eye.
▪ They weren't out to impress or wield power.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
power steering
▪ Does this car have power windows?
##### The Collaborative International Dictionary
power

Accumulation \Ac*cu`mu*la"tion\, n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F. accumulation.]

1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.

2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.

Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored.

An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules.

##### Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
power

c.1300, "ability; ability to act or do; strength, vigor, might," especially in battle; "efficacy; control, mastery, lordship, dominion; legal power or authority; authorization; military force, an army," from Anglo-French pouair, Old French povoir, noun use of the infinitive, "to be able," earlier podir (9c.), from Vulgar Latin *potere, from Latin potis "powerful" (see potent).\n\nWhatever some hypocritical ministers of government may say about it, power is the greatest of all pleasures. It seems to me that only love can beat it, and love is a happy illness that can't be picked up as easily as a Ministry.

[Stendhal "de l'Amour," 1822]

\nMeaning "one who has power" is late 14c. Meaning "specific ability or capacity" is from early 15c. Meaning "a state or nation with regard to international authority or influence" [OED] is from 1726. Used for "a large number of" from 1660s. Meaning "energy available for work is from 1727. Sense of "electrical supply" is from 1896.\n

\nPhrase the powers that be is from Rom. xiii:
1. As a statement wishing good luck, more power to (someone) is recorded from 184

2. A power play in ice hockey so called by 1940. Power failure is from 1911; power steering from 1921.

power

"to supply with power," 1898, from power (n.). Earlier it meant "make powerful" (1530s). Related: Powered; powering.

##### Wiktionary
power

n. 1 (context social English) ability to coercion, influence or control. 2 # (context countable English) ability to affect or influence. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device). 2 (context transitive English) To hit or kick something forcefully.

##### WordNet
power
1. n. possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade" [syn: powerfulness] [ant: powerlessness, powerlessness]

2. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

3. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination" [syn: ability] [ant: inability]

4. a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world [syn: world power, major power, great power, superpower]

5. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president" [syn: office]

6. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil" [syn: force]

7. physical strength [syn: might, mightiness]

8. a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself [syn: exponent, index]

power

v. supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"

##### Gazetteer
Power, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
Population (2000): 171
Housing Units (2000): 71
Land area (2000): 1.498039 sq. miles (3.879904 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.007075 sq. miles (0.018323 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.505114 sq. miles (3.898227 sq. km)
FIPS code: 59500
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 47.715367 N, 111.687054 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59468
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Power, MT
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Power -- U.S. County in Idaho
Population (2000): 7538
Housing Units (2000): 2844
Land area (2000): 1405.565379 sq. miles (3640.397464 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 37.029920 sq. miles (95.907049 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1442.595299 sq. miles (3736.304513 sq. km)
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.770307 N, 112.814105 W
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##### Wikipedia
Power

Power may refer to:

Power (Q and Not U album)

Power was the 3rd and final album by Q and Not U. It was released on October 5, 2004. After touring in support of the album, the group disbanded in September 2005. The album was co-produced by Pete Cafarella and Rafael Cohen (of Supersystem). All tracking was done at The Love Story in Brooklyn, NY. The album was mixed with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studio and mastered by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya.

Power (Fast novel)

Power is a 1962 novel by Howard Fast detailing the rise of the fictional Benjamin Holt, leader of the International Miner's Union, in the 1920s and 1930s.

Written from the perspective of a journalist – Alvin Cutter – it follows Ben Holt's life from a number of different perspectives, from meeting his wife to becoming a leading light in the industrial trade union movement.

Category:1962 novels Category:Novels by Howard Fast Category:Historical novels Category:Doubleday (publisher) books

Power (Helloween song)

"Power" is a song and single by German power metal band Helloween, taken from the album The Time of the Oath.

Power (Screwed & Chopped)

'King Of Tha Ghetto 2K7 : Power (Screwed & Chopped)' is the eleventh Screwed & Chopped Studio album from Z-Ro. It was released on May 22. Rumor has it that 13 of the 14 songs on the album (all besides M-16 [Original Version]) were recorded in only a week. All the album's production comes from Z-Ro.

Power (physics)

In physics, power is the rate of doing work. It is the amount of energy consumed per unit time. Having no direction, it is a scalar quantity. In the SI system, the unit of power is the joule per second (J/s), known as the watt in honour of James Watt, the eighteenth-century developer of the steam engine. Another common and traditional measure is horsepower (comparing to the power of a horse). Being the rate of work, the equation for power can be written:

$$P=\frac{W}{t}$$

The integral of power over time defines the work performed. Because this integral depends on the trajectory of the point of application of the force and torque, this calculation of work is said to be path dependent.

As a physical concept, power requires both a change in the physical universe and a specified time in which the change occurs. This is distinct from the concept of work, which is only measured in terms of a net change in the state of the physical universe. The same amount of work is done when carrying a load up a flight of stairs whether the person carrying it walks or runs, but more power is needed for running because the work is done in a shorter amount of time.

The output power of an electric motor is the product of the torque that the motor generates and the angular velocity of its output shaft. The power involved in moving a vehicle is the product of the traction force of the wheels and the velocity of the vehicle. The rate at which a light bulb converts electrical energy into light and heat is measured in watts—the higher the wattage, the more power, or equivalently the more electrical energy is used per unit time.

Power (social and political)

In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people. The term " authority" is often used for power perceived as legitimate by the social structure. Power can be seen as evil or unjust, but the exercise of power is accepted as endemic to humans as social beings. In business, power is often expressed as being "upward" or "downward". With downward power, a company's superior influences subordinates. When a company exerts upward power, it is the subordinates who influence the decisions of their leader or leaders.

The use of power need not involve force or the threat of force ( coercion). At one extreme, it closely resembles what an English-speaking person might term "influence", although some authors distinguish "influence" as a means by which power is used. One such example is soft power, as compared to hard power.

Much of the recent sociological debate about power revolves around the issue of its means to enablein other words, power as a means to make social actions possible as much as it may constrain or prevent them. The philosopher Michel Foucault saw power as a structural expression of "a complex strategic situation in a given social setting" that requires both constraint and enablement.

Power (international relations)

Power in international relations is defined in several different ways. Modern discourse generally speaks in terms of state power, indicating both economic and military power. Those states that have significant amounts of power within the international system are referred to as middle powers, regional powers, great powers, superpowers, or hegemons, although there is no commonly accepted standard for what defines a powerful state. The G7, the BRIC nations and the G20 are seen as forum of governments that exercise varying degrees of influence within the international system.

Entities other than states can also be relevant in power acquisition in international relations. Such entities can include multilateral international organizations, military alliance organizations like NATO, multinational corporations like Wal-Mart, non-governmental organizations such as the Roman Catholic Church or Al-Qaeda, or other institutions such as the Hanseatic League.

Power (Boys Noize album)

Power is the second studio album by the German techno artist Boys Noize. The album was released on October 1, 2009 in Japan, on October 2, 2009 in Europe, on October 5, 2009 in the UK and Belgium, on October 7, 2009 in the USA and Canada, on October 7, 2009 in France and on October 17, 2009 in Australia.

Power (Barrabás album)

Power is a 1973 album by the Spanish group Barrabás. It was the first album to feature new vocalist José Luís Tejada, and drummer José María Moll, who had previously only played with the band in concerts. Tejada had replaced original singer and bassist Iñaki Egaña on vocals, with Miguel Morales moving to bass guitar. Band leader Fernando Arbex took on the role of producer.

"Boogie Rock" / "Mr Money" and "Casanova" / "Children" were released as singles.

Power (KMFDM song)

"Power" is the first track on the KMFDM album Xtort. It was used to promote the album before its release in the summer of 1996. It was released in two limited edition vinyl pressings and as a CD single.

Power (B.A.P EP)

Power is the second EP by popular South Korean boy band, B.A.P. It was released digitally on April 27, 2012, and contains four tracks. The lead single, "Power", was released the same day.

Power (horse)

Power is a British-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. He won the Coventry Stakes and the National Stakes as a two-year-old in 2011. In May 2012 he won the Irish 2000 Guineas.

Power (UTA station)

Power is a light rail station in Salt Lake City, Utah, served by the Green Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX system. The Green Line provides service from the Salt Lake City International Airport to West Valley City (via Downtown Salt Lake City), and connects with the rest of the TRAX system, as well as UTA's FrontRunner commuter rail and S Line streetcar.

Power (Kansas album)

Power is the tenth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1986.

A year and a half after Kansas disbanded at the end of the Drastic Measures tour, former lead singer Steve Walsh returned to revive Kansas along with original band members Phil Ehart and Rich Williams. Guitarist Steve Morse, who joined at Ehart's invitation after the two met at a concert in Atlanta, became significant in the new lineup. Bass guitarist and vocalist Billy Greer (who had worked with Walsh in the short-lived band Streets after he left Kansas in 1981) completed the lineup, which began rehearsing in July 1985 while Walsh was finishing up a tour as sideman for Cheap Trick. They released Power the following year.

The single " All I Wanted", received a promotional video featuring clips of a variety of women walking and smiling but only Walsh and Morse from the band appear in the video. Mixed by producer Humberto Gatica, the song was a major top 40 and adult contemporary hit, yet the band has not played the song in concert for many years.

The follow-up singles "Power" and "Can't Cry Anymore" failed to receive significant airplay, though the former is the last Kansas single to date to hit the Billboard Top 100 pop charts. A video featuring comedian Richard Belzer was produced for "Can't Cry Anymore" but was never widely released. Both songs were edited and remixed by Gatica for release as singles.

Power (play)

Power is a play by the British playwright Nick Dear. It is set in the court of King Louis XIV of France. It deals with the intrigue and tension of the court and explores the events and ideas that led Luis XIV to take full control of government and become an absolute monarch.

The play is essentially a drama, but also contains a great deal of comedy and innuendo.

Power was first performed by the Royal National Theatre at the Cottesloe Theatre on July 3, 2003, and the original cast was:

• Jean-Baptiste Colbert – Stephen Boxer
• Anne of Austria – Barbara Jefford
• Nicolas Fouquet – Robert Lindsay
• Louise de la Valliere – Hattie Morahan
• Louis XIV – Rupert Penry-Jones
• Philippe I, Duke of Orléans – Jonathan Slinger
• Henriette d'Angleterre – Geraldine Somerville

More recently, Power was performed by the Putney Arts Theatre Company at Putney Arts Theatre in February 2006, and the Lace Market Theatre in Nottingham between 17 and 22 July 2006. Power was premiered in the Finnish National Theatre (Kansallisteatteri) 6 September 2006. It has also been produced at theatres in Portugal ( Teatro Municipal de Almada), Poland and Hungary.

Power (Ice-T album)

Power is the second studio album by American rapper Ice-T. The album was released on September 13, 1988, by Sire Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album produced the single and video " I'm Your Pusher," which got Ice-T major air-play on MTV.

The album cover, photographed by Glen E. Friedman, was the subject of controversy upon its original release, due to the provocative pose of Darlene Ortiz, Ice-T's girlfriend at the time. "I'm Your Pusher," an anti-drug song, was also interpreted as having the opposite message. The album is broken down track-by-track by Ice-T in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.

Power (1986 film)

Power is a 1986 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Gere. The original screenplay by David Himmelstein focuses on political corruption and how power affects both those who wield it and the people they try to control.

Denzel Washington's performance in the film as public relations expert Arnold Billings earned him the 1987 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Beatrice Straight's performance as Claire Hastings, however, earned her a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Supporting Actress.

Power (TV series)

Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz. The show was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh and is produced by the rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. It premiered on June 7, 2014.

On June 11, 2014, Starz renewed Power for a ten-episode second season, which began on June 6, 2015 and ended on August 15, 2015. On June 10, 2015, after a very positive critical response to its season 2 premiere, Power was renewed for a ten-episode third season which premiered on July 17, 2016. On July 19, 2016, Starz renewed Power for a fourth and fifth season.

Power (Nekrogoblikon EP)

Power is an EP by American "Goblin Metal" band Nekrogoblikon, independently released and produced by Nekrogoblikon themselves in 2013, and was mixed by Matt Hyde.

Power*** is a 2014 Kannada-language Indian action film, a remake of the 2011 Telugu film Dookudu. Directed by K. Madesh and produced by Ram Achata, Gopichand Achanta, and Anil Sunkara for 14 Reels Entertainment. It features Puneeth Rajkumar and Trisha Krishnan in lead roles.

Power (EP)

Power (stylized as POWER) is the debut extended play by American actor and singer-songwriter Alex Newell. It was released on February 19, 2016, via Big Beat Records.

Power (1928 film)

Power is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Howard Higgin and starring William Boyd, Alan Hale, Sr. and Jacqueline Logan.

Power (name)

The following people have the surname Power:

• Arthur Power (1889–1960), British admiral
• Camilla Power (born 1976), British actress
• Chad Power (born 1984), American actor
• Charles Gavan Power (1888–1968), Canadian politician
• Charlie Power (born 1948), Canadian politician
• Dave Power (athlete) (born 1928), Australian athlete
• David Power (tennis) (born 1944), American tennis player
• David Baynton-Power (born 1961), British drummer
• Dermot Power, Irish artist
• Ethel B. Power (1881–1969), architectural writer and editor
• Henry Power, English physician and experimenter
• Harold Septimus Power (1877–1951) NZ-born Australian painter
• Harry Power (1819–1892), Australian bushranger
• J. D. Power (born 1931), American businessman
• J. J. Power, Irish politician
• James Power, the 1791 Irish founder of the Powers (whiskey) brand
• James Power (ice hockey) (1883–1920), Canadian ice hockey player
• James Power (planter) (1790–1870), namesake for Powers Ferry vicinity, north of Atlanta, GA., U.S.
• James Power (politician) ( 1796–1847), of Newfoundland, Canada
• James Augustine Power (born 1903), Canadian member of Parliament (1953–1957)
• John Power (disambiguation)
• Jonathon Power (born 1974), Canadian squash player
• Lawrence Geoffrey Power (1841–1921), Canadian politician
• Leonel Power (1370–1445), English composer
• Luke Power (born 1980), Australian football player
• Manley Power (1773–1826), British general
• Manley Laurence Power (1904–1981), British admiral
• Michael Power (disambiguation)
• Noel Power (1929–2009), Australian judge
• Paddy Power (Irish politician) (1928–2013)
• Patrick Power (disambiguation)
• Paul Scully-Power (born 1944), American oceanographer.
• Peter Power (politician) (born 1966), Irish politician
• Peter Power (crisis management specialist) (born 1951), British crisis management specialist
• Philip Power (born 1952), American scientist
• Ramon Power y Giralt (1775–1813), Puerto Rican politician
• Richard Power (disambiguation)
• Robbie Power (born 1982), Irish jockey
• Romina Power (born 1951), American singer and actress
• Samantha Power (born 1970), American academic
• Seán Power (born 1960), Irish politician
• Sean Power (born 1974), American actor
• Seon Power (born 1984), Trinidadian footballer
• Simon Power (born 1969), New Zealand politician
• Simon Power (born 1958), English composer
• Steve Power (born 1960), British record producer
• Taryn Power (born 1953), American actress
• Thomas C. Power (1839–1923), American politician
• Thomas S. Power (1905–1970), American air force general
• Tyrone Power (1795–1841), Irish actor
• Tyrone Power, Sr. (1869–1931) English-American actor
• Tyrone Power (1914–1958), American actor
• Tyrone Power, Jr. (born 1959), American actor
• Victor M. Power, Canadian politician
• Will Power (born 1981), Australian motorsport driver
• William Patrick Power (1843–1919), Canadian university president
Power (Kanye West song)

"Power" (often stylized as "POWER") is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the lead single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010). The song features additional vocals by soul singer Dwele and is co-produced by West and Symbolyc One. It is built around samples of " 21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson, "Afromerica" by Continent Number 6, and " It's Your Thing" by Cold Grits. After having recorded it in Hawaii, West reported that he spent 5000 hours composing "Power". In its lyrics, West comments about the United States and his critics. Its chorus features an abrasive vocal-riff.

"POWER" was West's comeback single following his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak and his controversial incident with Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The song received acclaim from music critics and it was listed amongst the best tracks of 2010 by several publications, including Time, Pitchfork Media, Spin, and Rolling Stone. Critics described it as a return to form for West, praising its intricate production, lyrical merit, and scope. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at position 22 and thereafter declined. The track was promoted by a music video, which was directed by Marco Brambilla. The video features a long take of the camera pulling away from West. The video received positive reviews from critics and received two nominations for MTV Video Music Awards. West performed the song on Saturday Night Live, at the 2010 BET Awards, at the 2011 Coachella Music Festival, and his Watch the Throne Tour. When performing the song, West often wore clothes made from red leather. A remix of the track featuring rapper Jay-Z was released on August 20, 2010, as a part of West's weekly GOOD Fridays series.

Power (2016 film)

Power is a 2016 Bengali action comedy movie directed by Rajiv Kumar. The soundtrack of the film has been composed by Jeet Gannguli. It features Jeet, Sayantika Banerjee, and Nusrat Jahan in lead roles. It is a remake of the 2014 Telugu movie Power starring Ravi Teja.

Power (comics)

Power, in comics, may refer to:

• Power Comics, a British comics publisher
• Power Comics (Eclipse Comics), an Eclipse Comics title that reprinted Powerman stories
• The Power family in Marvel Comics, connected with Power Pack:
• James Power (comics), the father
• Margaret Power, the mother
• Alex Power
• Julie Power
• Jack Power
• Katie Power
• Josiah Power, a DC Comics character
• Powers (comics), an Icon Comics series from Brian Michael Bendis

It may also refer to:

• Brother Power the Geek, a DC Comics character
• Power Boy, a number of DC Comics superheroes
• Power Company. a DC Comics team
• Power Girl, a DC Comics superheroine
• Power Man, a number of Marvel Comics characters
• Power Princess, a Marvel Comics character
• Power ring (DC Comics), a DC Comics weapon used by the Green Lanterns (and later connected Corps)
• Power Ring (DC supervillains), a number of DC Comics supervillains
• Power Surge (comics), a DC Comics storyline
• Supreme Power, a Marvel Comics fictional universe
• Ultimate Power, a Marvel Comics series that tied the Ultimate Marvel universe with the Supreme Power one
• Will to Power (comics), a Dark Horse Comics storyline
Power (Tower of Power album)

Power is a studio album by Tower of Power released in 1987 on the A&M Records-distributed Cypress Records label. It was released a year earlier with additional and/or different songs in Europe under the title T.O.P. (not to be confused with their 1993 album of the same name). This was the only album to feature vocalist Ellis Hall, a protégé of Ray Charles, who also plays keyboards and rhythm guitar. Hall was unique to TOP as he is thus far the only blind lead vocalist of the group. It also marked the final departure of original guitarist Willie Fulton, and the return of original bassist Francis "Rocco" Prestia. It also marks the debut of trumpeter Lee Thornburg, saxophonist Richard Elliot, and drummer Mick Mestek.

Power (2014 Telugu film)

Power is a 2014 Telugu action comedy film directed by K. S. Ravindra and produced by Rockline Venkatesh under the banner Rockline Entertainments, both marking their debut in Telugu cinema. It features Ravi Teja playing a dual role with Hansika Motwani and Regina Cassandra playing the female lead roles. S. Thaman composed the music while Gautham Raju edited the film. Arthur A. Wilson and Jayanan Vincent handled the film's cinematography. The film revolves around two similar looking people, Baldev Sahay - a corrupt ACP in Kolkata and Tirupathi - a person aspiring to become a police officer in Hyderabad. The home minister of Kolkata recruits Tirupathi to play as Baldev to catch a gangster rescued by Baldev. Rest of the story is all about why Baldev became a corrupt cop and how Tirupathi executed the unfinished mission of Baldev.

Production began on 11 December 2013. The film's talkie part was shot in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangkok while two songs were shot in Bulgaria marking it the first Telugu film to be shot there. Principal photography ended on 14 August 2014. The film was released on 12 September 2014. This film was remade into Bengali with the same title.The film was dubbed in Hindi as Power Unlimited.

#### Usage examples of "power".

Creating Pygmalion without establishing a check on his ability to assume power had been a gross blunder.

Carthage, who was invested with civil and military power, provoked the sectaries, and even the Catholics of the Roman province, to abjure the religion as well as the authority of their tyrants.

The Powers aboon can only ken To whom the heart is seen, That nane can be sae dear to me As my sweet lovely Jean!

Although the masses will flock to the Plan of Abraxas, those wielding power and money will not easily give up their privileges for the good of society.

It has been subsequently held many times that municipal corporations are mere instrumentalities of the State for the more convenient administration of local governments, whose powers may be enlarged, abridged, or entirely withdrawn at the pleasure of the legislature.

But time had worked its curative powers, and soon the letters were abrim with exciting events of this richest court in all the Middle Kingdoms, as well as with pride of new skills mastered.

This new totality of power was structured in part by new capitalist productive processes on the one hand and old networks of absolutist administration on the other.

And in that orderly transfer of power from an absolutist to a constitutional monarchy French commentators saw not merely a consummation of political virtue but the origins of British financial success.

But instead of abusing, or exerting, the authority of the state, to revenge his personal injuries, Julian contented himself with an inoffensive mode of retaliation, which it would be in the power of few princes to employ.

The advocate of equal rights is preoccupied by these opportunities for the abusive exercise of power, because from his point of view rights exercised in the interest of inequality have ceased to be righteous.

He hoped it dropped into their fireplace, freaking out the kids, and Abies heard it rattling down and fucking choked on whatever White Power bullshit he was preaching in there.

I know also that there is a power before which even academicism must bow, and to this power I look not unhopefully for support.

He was an acausal double, a synchronous mirrorself, the echo of the godmind returning from the future, as unconscious of his power as the Delph was aware.

Kentucky might have been to accede to the proposition of General Polk, and which from his knowledge of the views of his own Government he was fully justified in offering, the State of Kentucky had no power, moral or physical, to prevent the United States Government from using her soil as best might suit its purposes in the war it was waging for the subjugation of the seceded States.

Constitution, which, it is submitted, was merely the power to amend the delegated grants, and these were obtained by the separate and independent action of each State acceding to the Union.