Moreover, what makes this putative power even more potent is that it is believed to be clandestine and cliquish.
Instead they can have very real and potent social and political effects.
An aura of potent sexuality seemed to radiate from him.
President Theodore Roosevelt, who in a fit of pique coined the term ‘muckraking’, called him a potent influence for evil.
In the world of shunga, the women are always wet, the men perpetually potent .
His rolled-up-sleeves, straight talking approach and feisty willingness to speak truth to power is a very potent television image, if handled properly.
There is no more potent symbol of state power than the death penalty.
Their whole story (all forty years of it) is one massive, powerful, incredibly potent message against taking drugs.
The desire to do good, to champion the cause of love can become so potent a power in itself that it obliterates the ends.
These powers can be potent when applied to markets.