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Puissant meaning

puissant - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. powerful
  2. 2. Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire.
  3. 3. Powerful; mighty.

puissant - examples of usage

  1. Count Ambrose received me at the gate of the castle as if I had been some high and puissant prince. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. The face was more or less a failure, of course, but the form, the cut of the clothes, the manner of carriage, and the general aspect of strong and puissant manhood which distinguished the whole figure, could not be so far from correct but that, with a hint from surrounding circumstances, he would know the man himself when he saw him. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. But Runciman objects that if Purcell had not been dissipated in those days, he would have been called a Puritan, and says: " I picture him as a sturdy, beef- eating Englishman, a puissant, masterful, as well as lovable personality, a born king of men, ambitious of greatness, determined, as Tudway says, to excel every one of his time." - "The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1", Rupert Hughes.
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