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The most extraordinary and despotic measures were adopted by acclamation to meet the fearful emergency.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The manhood of Homestead rebelled: the millmen scorned the despotic ultimatum.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Fascination is despotic; beauty is something more tangible and independent of opinion.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Humble as Lecamus seemed to the outer world, he was despotic in his own home; there he was an autocrat.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Each sect has endeavored to make its God a monarch the most redoubtable, the greatest, the most despotic, and the most selfish.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Mazzini carefully dissociated himself alike from the laissez-faire school and a despotic state socialism.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
They already furnish an exhilarating example of the difference between free governments and despotic misrule.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
Paternal government, says the argument, works well; therefore, despotic government in a state will work well.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
But love took possession of me as a passion, the mean, despotic passion which comes over some old men.
HONORINEHONORE DE BALZAC
Here is a despotic mandate, 'to aid and assist in the prompt and efficient execution of this law.'
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPOTIC

  • absolute
  • authoritative
  • autocratic
  • despotic
  • dictatorial
  • disciplinarian
  • doctrinaire
  • dogmatic
  • harsh
  • imperious
  • magisterial
  • rigid
  • severe
  • strict
  • totalitarian
  • tyrannical
  • unyielding
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