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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With a summit at the front end, Trump conferred legitimacy and status to a leader regarded as one of the world’s worst tyrants.
The only existing parallels are tyrants like Stalin, who used fictions of saboteurs and foreign agents to keep the population in line, and explain away any setbacks.
What Assad must realize, said Orion, is that the crimes of tyrants like Adolph Eichmann, Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Miloševi? eventually caught up with them.
Russian nationalists, however, have trumpeted an alternative set of events: that Ivan IV was not a vindictive and bloodthirsty tyrant, but rather the target of a smear campaign by Western leaders who opposed him.
Just because America isn’t Soviet Russia doesn’t mean Trump isn’t using tyrant’s tools.
And the stories of rebellion, youthful protest, and unlikely quests to overthrow tyrants—fantasy trademarks—are hardly outlandish for readers of color the world over.
As long as wind speeds at higher altitude aren’t fast enough to tear a baby cyclone apart, sea surface temperatures over 26°C can grow that baby into a tyrant.
Look, thank you for reminding us in your interview with the Senator that this is a tyrant.
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What makes someone a tyrant?
A glance at the comments posted in response to our definition of tyrant illustrate two things: the word has a fairly wide spectrum of meaning, and many political rulers of late (regardless of party and action) are thought by some to merit this description. The word is often now found used as a generalized term of reproach ("he was a real tyrant in the kitchen"), and also with more specific denotation ("the tyrant suspended the country’s judicial code"). The definitions we give for words match, as best as possible, the manner in which these words are used. We cannot offer judgment on whether or not any specific individual is or is not a tyrant.
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TYRANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tyrant for English Language Learners
: a ruler who has complete power over a country and who is cruel and unfair
: someone who uses power in a cruel and unfair way
TYRANT Defined for Kids
Definition of tyrant for Students
- My boss is a real tyrant.
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