power (n.) 8
faculty, function, ability
2H6 II.i.178 [Gloucester to Cardinal] Sorrow and grief have vanquished all my powers
2H6 III.ii.41 [King to all, of Suffolk] Came he right now to sing a raven's note, / Whose dismal tune bereft my vital powers
3H6 IV.vi.68 [King to all, of Richmond] If secret powers / Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts
AC III.xii.36 [Caesar to Thidias] Observe ... what thou think'st his very action speaks / In every power that moves
AW I.i.216 [Helena alone] What power is it which mounts my love so high
Cym V.v.256 [Cornelius to Cymbeline] A certain stuff, which being ta'en would cease / The present power of life
H8 III.ii.187 [King Henry to Wolsey] Your brain and every function of your power
Ham III.ii.184 [First Player as King to his Queen] My operant powers their functions leave to do
LLL IV.iii.307 [Berowne to all] love ... gives to every power a double power, / Above their functions and their offices [first instance]
LLL V.ii.809 [King to Princess] To flatter up these powers of mine with rest
MND II.ii.149 [Lysander to himself] all my powers, address your love and might / To honour Helen and to be her knight
MV III.ii.177 [Bassanio to Portia] there is such confusion in my powers / As after some oration fairly spoke / By a beloved prince
MW V.v.124 [Falstaff to all] the sudden surprise of my powers, drove the grossness of the foppery into a received belief ... that they were fairies
TC III.ii.23 [Troilus to Pandarus] the capacity of my ruder powers
TC III.ii.35 [Troilus to Pandarus] all my powers do their bestowing lose
TC IV.iv.95 [Troilus to Cressida] we will tempt the frailty of our powers
Tim I.ii.195 [Flavius to himself, of Timon] Being of no power to make his wishes good
WT V.ii.164 [Autolycus to Clown, of reforming] I will prove so, sir, to my power [i.e. to the best of my ability]