the power of (something)

English speakers sometimes talk about "the power of ___". We use this phrase to talk about an abstract idea that is important and can have a big effect on people. Some common things that we talk about "the power of" include:

  • the power of love
  • the power of positive thinking
  • the power of prayer

Here's an example from one of the Star Wars movies:

Never underestimate the power of the dark side.

This phrase appears in these lessons: