abused his power

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  • And whatever great thing he may have done, it was certain that he was now abusing his power. Cited from Invisible Links, by Selma Lagerlof
  • Leaving his brother as king, who abused his power and squandered the countries wealth.
  • This second-hand dictator has the best reasons in the world for abusing his power. Cited from The Roman Question, by Edmond About
  • And Moses had no reply, except that he denied having abused his power. Cited from The Emancipation of Massachusetts, by Brooks Adams
  • During this period of time, he abused his power by taking personal revenge against those who offended him before and killing them without reason.
  • The English Parliament passed a Bill of Rights that denounced James for abusing his power.
  • There is no evidence that he abused his power, or that he assumed any responsibilities not forced upon him by the necessities of his position. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, March, 1858, by Various
  • By February 1779 a variety of charges had been publicly made that he was abusing his power.
  • Yan Song was an extremely corrupt official who abused his power.
  • On January 2010 he was sentenced to eight years imprisonment after being charged for abusing his power.
  • That a King by grossly abusing his power may forfeit it is true. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 2, Macaulay
  • They also discovered evidence that Bissell had flagrantly abused his power.
  • She attempts to stop him from abusing his power, but Jaypaw stubbornly refuses.
  • He started abusing his power and status and behaved violently and recklessly, sometimes even showing disrespect towards the emperor.
  • Last year a man who had abused his power was cashiered, on the representation of the people to the bailiff of the district. Cited from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Do not suppose, however, that Delsarte abused his power. Cited from Delsarte System of Oratory, by Francois Delsarte et al.
  • Larry and the other capos reported this as a sign of Junior abusing his power as boss.
  • In time Zhengde became notorious for his childish behaviour as well as abusing his power as emperor.
  • The Mediaeval, like the Modern, abused his power of muscle, of sword, of rank. Cited from Stories of King Arthur and His Knights, by U. Waldo Cutler
  • Cao Shuang abused his power by indulging in personal entertainment while neglecting state affairs.
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