Recent Examples on the WebBacked by an expansive and brutal security system, Mr. Lukashenko shows no sign of losing his grip at home, if at the cost of becoming Mr. Putin’s enfeebled satrap.
New York Times, 19 Feb. 2022 The 67-year-old sideline satrap enters the year with a career 292-134 record.
Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2019 Begelman was neither the first nor the last in a long line of Hollywood satraps who’ve triggered their own downfall.
Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Aug. 2019
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