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While the balance sheet here favors the peacemakers — the Gandhis, Kings and Mandelas — the book includes, as it must, despots and demagogues.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF GREAT SPEECHES, FROM THE INSPIRATIONAL TO THE OMINOUSJEFF SHESOLJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The usurping king is a despot posing as a benefactor, exerting an authoritarian rule and setting the people close to him against each other to prove their loyalty, while his queen turns a blind eye to his increasingly obvious misdeeds.
‘HAMLET/HORATIO’ QUEERS THE BARDJOHN PAUL KINGMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
We have seen it in the rise of other despots around the world.
MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE IS DELUSIONAL, DANGEROUSPETER ROSENSTEINFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Should not every rational prince perceive that the despot is but an insane man who injures himself?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
The idea of a terrible God who was represented as a despot, must necessarily have rendered His subjects wicked.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
This powerful chieftain was an absolute despot ruling over a tribe of fierce warriors, who knew no will but his.
ROBERT MOFFATDAVID J. DEANE
There he lay, with his face upon the ground, humbly awaiting the stern despot's permission to move.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
At last de B. ran upon "tyrant or despot," which he commuted for "emperor."
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 358VARIOUS
It was a military despotism and the emperor was a military despot.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
And again: "He who wishes not to be a despot, or a slave, may speak freely."
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPOT

  • Hitlers
  • Stalins
  • absolute rulers
  • absolutists
  • authoritarians
  • autocrats
  • bullies
  • despots
  • dictators
  • inquisitors
  • martinets
  • oppressors
  • slave drivers
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