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
Recent Examples of despotic from the Web
Only a generation ago Myanmar had been cut off from the world by despotic generals; Cambodia’s 25-year-old civil war was still sputtering; and Vietnam was only just beginning to experiment with some timid market reforms.
The find appears to date to the reign of Septimius Severus, a despotic emperor who ruled from 193 to 211 A.D. The fire hardened the artifacts, leaving them exceptionally well-preserved.
Borges has railed against the transaction since it was revealed late last month, saying that Wall Street banks were providing a lifeline to a despotic regime desperate for cash by purchasing national assets at fire-sale prices.
The update features Tom Hardy as Max, but Charlize Theron steals the show as Furiosa, leading an escape from a despotic dictator in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
And no one understands that better than our stellar staff, many who have come to the United States fleeing the oppression of despotic governments.
The rest of the world has also discovered—at last!—his despotic, corrupt, and inept character.
As a presidential candidate, Trump described the kingdom as run by a despotic regime that would eventually be overthrown.
By firing Comey, the president told us all that his despotic training wheels are coming off.
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