Examples of tyrant in a Sentence
Our boss is a real tyrant.
the people universally feared the tyrant, who was notorious for his frequent use of torture
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In civilized societies, the law is applied equally by independent decision makers, not capriciously by mobs and tyrants.
The dedication helped re-interpret Lincoln's visit as a symbol of slavery’s end as opposed to the entrance of a conquering tyrant.
Because the framers of the constitution wanted to hold back tyrants and mobs, social media aggravate Washington gridlock.
Yesha Callahan, The Root’s deputy managing editor, is a tyrant.
Anna's dead-end job at the bowling alley serves as a nice excuse to still abstain, but Principal Savage (who is, of course, a delightfully petty tyrant) expresses some displeasure with the choice anyway.
Rick, having united the many clans living under Negan’s subjugation, begins quietly taking out the tyrant’s lieutenants to weaken any chance of a counter-attack.
Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi and Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein were both coaxed into abandoning their nuclear ambitions, only for the U.S. help topple their regimes when the political winds changed.
The Yankees have done some awfully strange things over the years, from the Billy Martin hirings and firings, to the A-Rod drama, to George Steinbrenner’s tyrant ways, but this one is a doozy.
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Origin and Etymology of tyrant
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscaesar, dictator, führer (or fuehrer), oppressor, pharaoh, strongman, tyrannizer, despot
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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