powerful = 'showing great resilience or fortitude'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 26 13:15:00 UTC 2013

Usually in combination with "woman."  CNN describes a bombing victim who
lost a leg as "a brave and powerful woman" for appearing in a news
conference yesterday.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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