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 Meanings and Examples of TYRANNY
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tyranny
 n.  oppression; cruel government; office or authority of an absolute ruler; absolute power
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  But he who would create an absolute government of the kind which political writers term a tyranny, must renew everything, as shall be explained in the following Chapter.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV.
2  Those citizens who first devised a dictatorship for Rome have been blamed by certain writers, as though this had been the cause of the tyranny afterwards established there.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXIV.
3  For when they cannot agree to pass some measure favourable to freedom, one faction or the other sets itself to support some one man, and a tyranny at once springs up.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XL.
4  Against this humour no tyrant can guard, except by laying down his tyranny; which as none will do, few escape an unhappy end.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
5  For the man who becomes a tyrant incurs all the natural and ordinary dangers in which a tyranny involves him, and has no remedies against them save those of which I have already spoken.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
6  Now, had the people been corrupted, they would not have refused this bribe, but would have opened rather than closed the way to the tyranny.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII.
7  AS usurpation is the exercise of power, which another hath a right to; so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which no body can have a right to.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  Moreover, in a land where the tyranny of public opinion and the intolerance of criticism is for obvious historical reasons so strong as in the South, such a situation is extremely difficult to correct.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
9  The situation of the inferior gentry, or Franklins, as they were called, who, by the law and spirit of the English constitution, were entitled to hold themselves independent of feudal tyranny, became now unusually precarious.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
10  A circumstance which greatly tended to enhance the tyranny of the nobility, and the sufferings of the inferior classes, arose from the consequences of the Conquest by Duke William of Normandy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
11  The kings of the Norman race, and the independent nobles, who followed their example in all acts of tyranny, maintained against this devoted people a persecution of a more regular, calculated, and self-interested kind.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
12  Immediately surrounding Mrs Musgrove were the little Harvilles, whom she was sedulously guarding from the tyranny of the two children from the Cottage, expressly arrived to amuse them.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
13  It is a tyranny which neither our manners nor our laws permit.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVIII
14  Babylon violated lessens Alexander, Rome enchained lessens Caesar, Jerusalem murdered lessens Titus, tyranny follows the tyrant.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—A
15  It had diffused over the earth all the light which tyranny can give a sombre light.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
Example Sentence:
1  Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endures his torment willingly.
2  Gorky was often the victim of his grandfather's tyranny.
3  I'm the sole victim of Mother's tyranny.
4  These days it seems we must all submit to the tyranny of the motor car.
5  This tyranny was the antithesis of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.
6  We believe that extensions of law enforcement will lead inevitably to tyranny, so power of police should be shrink as possible.