Noun(1) a cruel and oppressive dictator(2) in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it(3) any person who exercises power in a cruel way
(1) This is the beginning of Olympia I, which is written for a tyrant in Sicily by the name of Heron.(2) Svensson takes on the persona of Strindberg and talks about his life from a childhood intimidated by a tyrant of a father to the time of his relationships with his three wives.(3) According to one episode, Jamshid, the Iranian equivalent of King Solomon, after reigning for 700 years was overthrown by the tyrant Zahhak.(4) The question that divided them is still a live one: Does a tyrant , who seizes power by force, who is obeyed from fear, have a right to rule?(5) her father was a tyrant and a bully(6) Every tyrant and every oppressor deserve the full wrath of justice.(7) the tyrant was deposed by popular demonstrations(8) Since Innocent eventually won that rivalry and was recognized as the legitimate pope, Roger came to be painted as a usurper and a tyrant .(9) Thus, Anselm's God is not an arbitrary monarch or a tyrant with no accountability and with a bloodthirsty desire for punishment or payment.(10) He now offered full co-operation to Bonaparte, and began by organizing an ├ö├ç├┐armed neutrality├ö├ç├û of Baltic powers to deny the tyrant of the seas access to the ports of northern Europe.(11) They thought the Republic would revive of itself when the tyrant was removed; that the Senate would pick up the reigns and lead once again.(12) There would never be a better chance to eliminate the tyrant .(13) By appointing queens, the mercantile oligarchs were attempting to capture the legitimacy the tyrant 's power had generated, but to limit the use of that power.(14) There's this tyrant of a father - whom we've changed to a tyrant of a mother - who's saying marry this guy or die.(15) Beneath a perfunctory veil of fiction, Keneally shows us a real-life tyrant exercising a power so absolute and unfeeling that it appears amoral, rather than immoral.(16) For a time he was also the brother-in-law of the Athenian tyrant , Peisistratus, who seized power three times before finally establishing a stable and apparently benevolent dictatorship.
1. dictator ::
2. despot ::
3. autocrat ::
4. authoritarian ::
6. slave driver ::
7. martinet ::
8. bully ::
Different Formstyrant, tyrants
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