power (n.) Old form(s): powre , powres , Pow'rs
armed force, troops, host, army
1H4 I.i.22[King Henry to Westmorland] Forthwith a power of English shall we levy
1H4 I.iii.258[Worcester to Hotspur] make the Douglas' son your only mean / For powers in Scotland
1H4 I.iii.274[Hotspur to Worcester and Northumberland] And then the power of Scotland, and of York, / To join with Mortimer
1H4 I.iii.290[Worcester to Hotspur] I'll steal to Glendower, and Lord Mortimer, / Where you, and Douglas, and our powers at once ... shall happily meet
1H4 III.i.61[Glendower to Hotspur] Three times hath Henry Bolingbroke made head / Against my power
1H4 III.i.81[Mortimer to Hotspur] my good Lord of Worcester will set forth / To meet your father and the Scottish power
1H4 IV.i.126[Vernon to all, of Glendower] He cannot draw his power this fourteen days
1H4 IV.i.132[Hotspur to all] My father and Glendower being both away, / The powers of us may serve so great a day
1H4 IV.i.18[Hotspur to Messenger, of Northumberland] Who leads his power?
1H4 IV.ii.53[Westmorland to Falstaff, of Shrewsbury] my powers are there already
1H4 IV.iv.12[Archbishop to Sir Michael] The King with mighty and quick-raised power / Meets with Lord Harry
1H4 V.iii.1[stage direction] The King enters with his power
1H4 V.v.34[King Henry to all] Then this remains, that we divide our power
1H6 I.iv.103[Messenger to Talbot, of Pucelle] Is come with a great power to raise the siege
1H6 III.iii.30[Pucelle to all, of the English] Their powers are marching unto Paris-ward
1H6 III.iii.83[Burgundy to all] My forces and my power of men are yours
1H6 III.iii.90[Charles to all] Now let us on, my lords, and join our powers
1H6 IV.ii.8[Talbot to general] I'll withdraw me and my bloody power
1H6 IV.iii.4[Messenger to Richard, of the Dauphin] he is marched to Bordeaux with his power / To fight with Talbot
1H6 V.ii.5[Alen??on to Charles] keep not back your powers in dalliance
2H4 I.i.133[Morton to Northumberland] the King hath won, and hath sent out / A speedy power to encounter you
2H4 I.i.190[Morton to Northumberland] The gentle Archbishop of York is up / With well-appointed powers
2H4 I.iii.29[Lord Bardolph to Archbishop, of Hotspur] Flattering himself in project of a power / Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts
2H4 II.iii.14[Lady Percy to Northumberland] your own Percy ... / Threw many a northward look to see his father / Bring up his powers
2H4 III.i.96[Warwick to King Henry IV] The powers that you already have sent forth / Shall bring this prize in very easily
2H4 IV.i.10[Archbishop to Mowbray] Here doth he wish his person, with such powers / As might hold sortance with his quality
2H4 IV.i.175[Archbishop to Westmorland] We come within our awful banks again / And knit our powers to the arm of peace
2H4 IV.ii.61[Prince John to Archbishop] Discharge your powers unto their several counties
2H4 IV.iii.25[Prince John to Westmorland] Call in the powers
2H4 IV.iv.5[King Henry IV to all] Our navy is addressed, our power collected
2H4 IV.iv.98[Harcourt to King Henry IV] The Earl Northumberland and the Lord Bardolph, / With a great power of English and of Scots / Are by the shrieve of Yorkshire overthrown
2H6 IV.iv.40[Buckingham to King, of the enemy] retire to Killingworth, / Until a power be raised to put them down
2H6 IV.ix.10[Clifford to King, of Cade] He is fled, my lord, and all his powers do yield
2H6 IV.ix.25[Messenger to King] The Duke of York is newly come from Ireland, / And with a puissant and a mighty power ... / Is marching hitherward in proud array
2H6 V.i.21[Buckingham to York, of the King] why thou ... / Should raise so great a power without his leave
2H6 V.i.44[York to Buckingham] I do dismiss my powers
3H6 II.i.1.1[stage direction] Enter Edward, Richard, and their power
3H6 II.i.176[Warwick to all, of the enemy] Their power, I think, is thirty thousand strong
3H6 IV.i.148[Edward to all] let us hence, and lose no hour / Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power
3H6 IV.viii.35[King to Exeter] Methinks the power that Edward hath in field / Should not be able to encounter mine
3H6 V.ii.31[Somerset to Warwick] The Queen from France hath brought a puissant power
3H6 V.iii.7[Edward to all] those powers that the Queen / Hath raised in Gallia have arrived our coast
AC III.vii.57[Antony to all, of Caesar's arrival in Toryne] Can he be there in person? 'Tis impossible; / Strange that his power should be
AC III.vii.76[Soldier to Canidius, of Caesar] His power went out in such distractions as / Beguiled all spies
AYL V.iv.153[Jaques de Boys to all, of Duke Frederick] Addressed a mighty power, which were on foot
Cor I.ii.32[Aufidius to all, of the Romans] Some parcels of their power are forth already
Cor I.ii.9[Aufidius to First Senator, of the Romans] They have pressed a power
Cor I.iii.99[Valeria to Volumnia and Virgilia] Cominius the general is gone with one part of our Roman power
Cor I.ix.11[stage direction] Enter Titus Lartius, with his power, from the pursuit
Cor I.vi.8[Cominius to all] both our powers, with smiling fronts encountering, / May give you thankful sacrifice!
Cor IV.v.122[Aufidius to Martius] We have a power on foot
Cor IV.vi.39[Aedile to all] the Volsces with two several powers / Are entered in the Roman territories
Cor IV.vi.67[Messenger to all] Martius, / Joined with Aufidius, leads a power 'gainst Rome
Cym III.v.24[Cymbeline to all, of Lucius] The powers that he already hath in Gallia / Will soon be drawn to head
Cym IV.iii.31[First Lord to CyYmbeline] The want is but to put those powers in motion / That long to move
E3 III.i.33[King John to Lorraine] Some friends have we beside domestic power
E3 III.iii.40[Prince Edward to King Edward, of King John] I feared he would have cropped our smaller power
E3 IV.iv.41[Prince Edward to Audley] Thy parcelling this power hath made it more / Than all the world, and call it but a power [first instance]
H5 I.ii.107[Canterbury to King Henry, of Edward III] Making defeat on the full power of France
H5 I.ii.218[Canterbury to King Henry, of taking a quarter of his army into France] with thrice such powers left at home
H5 II.ii.15[King henry to Cambridge, Scroop, and Grey] Think you not that the powers we bear with us / Will cut their passage through the force of France
H5 III.iii.46[Governor to King Henry] The Dauphin ... / Returns us that his powers are yet not ready
H5 III.v.53[French King to all, of King Henry] Go down upon him, you have power enough
Ham IV.iv.9[Hamlet to Captain] whose powers are these?
JC IV.i.42[Antony to Octavius] Brutus and Cassius / Are levying powers
JC IV.ii.30[stage direction] Enter Cassius and his powers
JC IV.iii.167[Brutus to Messala] young Octavius and Mark Antony / Come down upon us with a mighty power
JC IV.iii.303[Brutus to Varro and Claudius, of Cassius] Bid him set on his powers betimes before
JC V.iii.52[Messala to Titinius] Octavius / Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power
KJ II.i.221[King John to Hubert, of a French attack] wide havoc made / For bloody power to rush upon your peace
KJ II.i.398[King John to King Philip] shall we knit our powers / And lay this Angiers even with the ground
KJ III.i.193[Cardinal Pandulph to King Philip, of King John] raise the power of France upon his head
KJ III.iii.70[King John to Queen Eleanor] I'll send those powers o'er to your majesty
KJ IV.ii.110[Messenger to King John, of France] never such a power / For any foreign preparation / Was levied in the body of a land
KJ IV.ii.129[King John to Messenger] Under whose conduct came those powers of France
KJ IV.iii.151[Bastard to Hubert] Now powers from home and discontents at home / Meet in one line
KJ V.i.32[Bastard to King John] London hath received, / Like a kind host, the Dauphin and his powers
KJ V.i.64[King John to Bastard, of Cardinal Pandulph] he hath promised to dismiss the powers / Led by the Dauphin
KJ V.vi.39[Bastard to Hubert] half my power this night ... are taken by the tide
KJ V.vii.61[Bastard to King John, of his army] the best part of my power ... / Were in the Washes all unwarily / Devoured
KJ V.vii.75[Bastard to Lords] Where be your powers?
KL III.i.30[disguised Kent to Gentleman] from France there comes a power / Into this scattered kingdom
KL III.iii.12[Gloucester to Edmund] There is part of a power already footed
KL IV.ii.16[Gonerill to Edmund, of Cornwall] Hasten his musters and conduct his powers
KL IV.iii.48[disguised Kent to Gentleman] Of Albany's and Cornwall's powers you heard not?
KL IV.iv.21[Messenger to Cordelia] The British powers are marching hitherward
KL IV.v.1.1[Regan to Oswald] But are my brother's powers set forth?
KL IV.vii.93[disguised Kent to Gentleman] The powers of the kingdom approach apace
KL V.i.51[Edmund to Albany] The enemy's in view; draw up your powers
KL V.iii.64[Regan to Albany, of Edmund] He led our powers
Luc.1368[of Troy] Before the which is drawn the power of Greece
Mac IV.iii.235[Malcolm to all] Come, go we to the King; our power is ready
Mac V.ii.1[Menteth to all] The English power is near, led on by Malcolm
Mac V.vi.7[Seyward to Malcolm] Do we but find the tyrant's power tonight
R2 II.ii.123[Bushy to Green and Bagot] For us to levy power / Proportionable to the enemy / Is all unpossible
R2 II.ii.46[Green to Queen Isabel, of King Richard] he, our hope, might have retired his power
R2 II.iii.153[York to Bolingbroke] my power is weak and all ill-left
R2 II.iii.34[Percy to Northumberland] to discover / What power the Duke of York had levied
R2 III.ii.143[Aumerle to King Richard] Where is the Duke, my father, with his power?
R2 III.ii.192[King Richard to Scroop] where lies our uncle with his power?
R2 III.ii.63[King Richard to Salisbury] How far off lies your power?
R2 III.iii.39[Bolingbroke to King Richard, of his intentions] Even at his feet to lay my arms and power
R2 V.iii.139[King Henry to York] help to order several powers / To Oxford
R3 IV.iii.48[Ratcliffe to King Richard] Buckingham ... / Is in the field, and still his power increaseth
R3 IV.iv.450[King Richard to Catesby, of Norfolk] bid him levy straight / The greatest strength and power that he can make
R3 IV.iv.479[King Richard to Derby, of Richmond] Where is thy power then to beat him back?
R3 IV.iv.505[Second Messenger to King Richard] every hour more competitors / Flock to the rebels and their power grows strong
R3 IV.iv.533[Catesby to King Richard] the Earl of Richmond / Is with a mighty power landed at Milford
R3 IV.v.17[Urwick to Derby, of several lords and soldiers] towards London do they bend their power
R3 V.iii.26[Richmond to all] Limit each leader to his several charge, / And part in just proportion our small power
R3 V.iii.343[King Richard to Norfolk] Call up Lord Stanley, bid him bring his power
R3 V.iii.343.1[King Richard to Messenger] What says Lord Stanley? Will he bring his power?
R3 V.iii.38[Blunt to Richmond, of Stanley] His regiment lies half a mile at least / South from the mighty power of the King
R3 V.iii.60[King Richard to Catesby, of Stanley] bid him bring his power / Before sunrising
Sonn.146.2[] My sinful earth these rebel powers that thee array
TC II.iii.259[Ulysses to all] We must with all our main of power stand fast
Tim V.iv.1[stage direction] Enter Alcibiades with his Powers
Tim V.iv.52[Second Senator to Alcibiades] all thy powers / Shall make their harbour in our town
Tit III.i.298[Lucius alone] Now will I to the Goths and raise a power / To be revenged on Rome and Saturnine
Tit IV.iv.63[Aemilius to Saturninus] The Goths have gathered head, and with a power / Of high-resolved men, bent to the spoil, / They hither march amain