potency (n.) Old form(s): potencie
power, authority, command
Cor II.iii.181[Brutus to Citizens] arriving / A place of potency
H8 I.i.105[Norfolk to Buckingham, of Wolsey] I advise ... you read / The Cardinal's malice and his potency / Together
KL I.i.172[Lear to Kent] Our potency made good
MM II.ii.67[Isabella to Angelo] I would to heaven I had your potency
TC IV.iv.96[Troilus to Cressida] sometimes ... we will tempt the frailty of our powers, / Presuming on their changeful potency

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