TYRANT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of tyrant
Definition:
n. absolute ruler; sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution
Example:
Whether you call your tyrant king or protector, minister or president, matters nothing.
Sentence in Classic:
The torment of fire is the greatest torment to which the tyrant has ever subjected his fellow creatures.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Forthwith there began movements to overthrow the prince, and plots and conspiracies against him undertaken not by those who were weak, or afraid for themselves, but by such as being conspicuous for their birth, courage, wealth, and station, could not tolerate the shameful life of the tyrant.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I grew heartily ashamed of the pleasing visions I had formed; and thought no tyrant could invent a death into which I would not run with pleasure, from such a life.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
At length, with a terrific crash, the whole turret gave way, and she perished in the flames which had consumed her tyrant.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
That tyrant engendered royalty, which is authority falsely understood, while science is authority rightly understood.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Babylon violated lessens Alexander, Rome enchained lessens Caesar, Jerusalem murdered lessens Titus, tyranny follows the tyrant.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Although Plutarch says: the tyrant never grows old, Rome, under Sylla as under Domitian, resigned itself and willingly put water in its wine.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
The granite solidity of such and such a celebrated prose is nothing but the accumulation effected by the tyrant.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Caesar, the violator of the Rubicon, conferring, as though they came from him, the dignities which emanated from the people, not rising at the entrance of the senate, committed the acts of a king and almost of a tyrant, regia ac pene tyrannica.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Still again both seemed yoked together, and an unseen tyrant driving them; the lean shade siding the solid rib.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
But I was already a tyrant at heart; I wanted to exercise unbounded sway over him; I tried to instil into him a contempt for his surroundings; I required of him a disdainful and complete break with those surroundings.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context