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dictator
 n.  a leader who has complete power in a country and has not been elected by the people
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  And more particularly they accused the dictator himself.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V.
2  But this displeasing the senate, and the matter appearing to them grave and dangerous, they appointed a dictator to inquire into it, and to restrain the attacks of Manlius.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
3  Whereupon the dictator ordered him to prison.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
4  Whereupon the Romans, resorting to a method usual with them in seasons of peril, appointed a dictator; that is, gave power to one man to decide without advice, and carry out his resolves without appeal.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIII.
5  In the second place, the dictator was not created for life, but for a fixed term, and only to meet the emergency for which he was appointed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
6  To sum up, therefore, I say that those republics which cannot in sudden emergencies resort either to a dictator or to some similar authority, will, when the danger is serious, always be undone.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
7  Nevertheless, in the later days of the republic the Romans were wont to entrust this power to a consul instead of to a dictator, using the formula, Videat CONSUL ne quid respublica detrimenti capiat.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
8  For when a dictator was appointed there still remained the tribunes, the consuls, and the senate, all of them invested with authority of which the dictator could not deprive them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXV
9  His army being thereby endangered, the senate judged it expedient to send Papirius Cursor as dictator to supply his place.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XLVII.
10  Yes, their supreme lord and dictator was there, though hitherto unseen by any eyes not permitted to penetrate into the now sacred retreat of the cabin.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
11  Despot but dictator; a despot resulting from a republic and summing up a revolution.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
12  de Villefort insignificant, or else dictated by venal ambition, These words were an allusion to the sentiments which the minister of police had uttered with so much confidence an hour before.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
13  Villefort dictated a petition, in which, from an excellent intention, no doubt, Dantes' patriotic services were exaggerated, and he was made out one of the most active agents of Napoleon's return.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
14  Villefort shuddered and looked at Monte Cristo as if he wished to read in his countenance the real feelings which had dictated the words he had just uttered.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 60. The Telegraph.
15  I hope the world will not call me cowardly for acting as my conscience dictated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  The president has dictated some letters to his secretary.
17  In his will, he dictated the epitaph he wanted placed on his tombstone.
18  I guess we should just let McEachin dictate the dialogue for us.
19  That is why I say that for anyone to expect they can dictate these things is an imbecile, and that is why I believe the judge should dismiss such cases.
20  The Council decided to allow these nations to view the documents that could dictate the course of military intervention against Iraq.
21  Another highlight is a feature that lets you dictate e-mails, Tweets and Facebook posts without having to type.
22  The UN will dictate the terms of troop withdrawal from the region.
23  The President is so powerful that he is able to dictate to the government.
24  In each of these a textbook may be present as a resource, but it does not dictate the curricular program.
25  The French teacher dictates to the class every other week.
26  You should check each item off as she dictates the list.
27  It is the force which subjects producers and resource suppliers to the dictates of buyer or consumer sovereignty.
28  Convention dictates that a minister should resign in such a situation.
29  Although I am an aspirant for public office, I am not willing to accept the dictates of the party bosses.
30  I agree with Yooper; wool is a good compromise but I still dress in layers with cotton, nylon, or whatever the weather dictates.