Examples of strongman in a Sentence
a Latin-American strongman who basically treated his nation's coffers as his personal bank account
Recent Examples of strongman from the Web
Donald Trump’s enthusiastic praise for Sisi and other strongmen means the meeting is cause for concern.
The relationship dates back to the 1970s, when Mustafa Barzani sought Washington’s help against Iraq’s Baathist regime, after its strongman, Saddam Hussein, violated the Kurds’ understanding of an autonomy agreement signed in 1970.
Even less surprising that Russia’s national poet should have shared this position with the country’s current strongman, Vladimir Putin.
Some find his openness to ending sanctions on Russia and backing strongmen in the Balkans naive.
Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994 and reliant on Russian subsidies, has so far rebuffed Putin’s request to establish a permanent base in his country.
And with rumours swirling that the Blues will be making a move for Swansea strongman Fernando Llorente on what is expected to be a busy deadline day, Hazard hinted that a move away from Stamford Bridge could be the best option for the striker.
The Chinese state media often portrays Xi as decisive and bold strongman, but North Korea presents a glaring weak point that’s hard to gloss over.
Schwarzenegger plays the legendary strongman, who beams down to the Big Apple for a kind of Greek God Rumspringa.
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First Known Use of strongman
Synonymscaesar, dictator, führer (or fuehrer), oppressor, pharaoh, despot, tyrannizer, tyrant
Related Wordsautarch, autocrat, monocrat; authoritarian, Big Brother, paramount, potentate, totalitarian; caudillo, overlord, warlord; boss, captain, chief, dominator, kingpin, leader, master, overlord, ruler; king, lord, monarch, prince, queen, sovereign (also sovran); baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), magnate, mogul, tycoon; disciplinarian, discipliner, enforcer, martinet, taskmaster
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