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
Recent Examples of tyrant from the Web
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.
At the center of Season is a Philippine tyrant who delivers hateful speeches like a hellfire preacher, demonizes social outcasts and presides over extra-judicial killings of anyone deemed a rebel or drugs carrier.
More than a dozen former employees have described Boyd as a tyrant who created a hostile environment for younger female employees.
We are currently being run by a petty, mean-spirited racist tyrant, enabled by a cabal of craven, immoral toadies, who somehow garnered the electoral support of nearly half the country.
In a matter of weeks, he is scheduled to hold a face-to-face meeting with a nuclear-armed tyrant in North Korea who has threatened to destroy Washington.
But the wannabe tyrant, easily fooled out of his newfound power, isn’t one to strike fear in the hearts of men and hobbits.
Putin, perhaps with an eye to posterity, has been trying to rehabilitate the reputation of the deceased tyrant and mass murderer — a task that will challenge the skills of his spin doctors.
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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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