Mightier
Mighty Might"y, a. [Compar. {Mightier}; superl. {Mightiest}.] [AS. meahtig, mihtig; akin to G. m["a]chtig, Goth. mahteigs. See {Might}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Possessing might; having great power or authority. [1913 Webster]

Wise in heart, and mighty in strength. --Job ix. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful. ``His mighty works.'' --Matt. xi. 20. [1913 Webster]

3. Denoting an extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc. ``A mighty famine.'' --Luke xv. 14. ``Giants of mighty bone.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Mighty was their fuss about little matters. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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