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Might is right proverbial saying, early 14th century. The same idea is found in Plato's Republic, ‘for I [Thrasymachus] say that justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger’, and in the Pharsalia of the Roman poet Lucan (ad 39–65), ‘might was the measure of right.’

with might and main with all one's strength or power.


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