despotic

All Adjective
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  • The difficulty between a free government and a despotic one is indeed great. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 3 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • This is why, especially in despotic states, they rule better than men. Cited from Characters and events of Roman History, by Guglielmo Ferrero
  • The people want a strong despotic leader who has first brought about their downfall. Cited from Halcyone, by Elinor Glyn
  • From that day I resumed my empire with more despotic power than ever. Cited from The Pacha of Many Tales, by Frederick Marryat
  • There was peace only when some military leader assumed despotic power. Cited from Modern Spanish Lyrics, by Various
  • There is much to be said in favor of despotic government after all. Cited from The Next of Kin, by Nellie L. McClung
  • This may, at first sight, appear to be giving too despotic power to the Master. Cited from The Principles of Masonic Law, by Albert G. Mackey
  • At the same time such limitations are placed upon its power as will prevent its becoming despotic. Cited from Studies in Civics, by James T. McCleary
  • His detractors claimed that he became despotic and forced his way into a second term.
  • The king made these two men his principal advisers and through them carried on his despotic rule. Cited from Early European History, By Hutton Webster
  • The United States have not always regarded things from the despotic point of view. Cited from Select Speeches of Kossuth, by Kossuth
  • As time passed by however, the state increasingly became anti-Christian and despotic.
  • His rule was as despotic as he could possibly make it. Cited from The Book of the Bush, by George Dunderdale
  • There is something despotic in her nature which was satisfied in his act. Cited from David Lockwin--The People's Idol, by John McGovern
  • A more despotic little man than M. Paul never filled a professor's chair. Cited from Villette, by Charlotte Bronte
  • This, at first view, may appear to be giving too despotic a power to the Master. Cited from The Principles of Masonic Law, by Albert G. Mackey
  • He was clearly glad to rescue his father from the despotic rule of his wife. Cited from Just Patty, by Jean Webster
  • From being despotic, it had become national, and it still had them all equally against it. Cited from History of the French Revolution, by F.A.M Mignet
  • And the king whose despotic power was felt over its entire extent was an old gray wolf. Cited from Lobo, Rag and Vixen, by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • For the alternative before the Government then would be nothing but despotic rule pure and simple. Cited from Freedom's Battle, by Mahatma Gandhi
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Meaning of despotic

  • adjective Belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot