Examples of despotic in a Sentence
a nation ruled by a series of despotic rulers, each seemingly worse than the last
the despotic coach demands that his players obey him without question
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Perovskaya clashed with her despotic father early on.
Tracking the movements of every person at all times in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would have required feats of manpower and bureaucracy beyond all but the most despotic regimes’ dreams.
This dark and seemingly despotic world of election management, influence peddling, and voter data analytics is raising fundamental questions about how democratic institutions can survive these new digital threats.
The real threat to Palestinians’ human rights comes not from Israel but from their own self-appointed, corrupt, despotic leaders.
The tomb was demolished soon after the 1979 Islamic revolution as Iran's new clerical rulers sought to erase all traces of a secular monarchy that by then was widely seen as corrupt, despotic and dissolute.
Several weeks after President Trump announced his desire for a military parade in the style of France (or, less charitably, various despotic regimes), plans for the event are coming into focus.
Like the despotic Kims, Cuba’s regime keeps its citizens poor and unfree.
And diplomats are scraping together plans for an once-unthinkable meeting with North Korea's despotic leader.
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