Sentence Examples

  • The appeal to Rome was a natural course to be advocated by Wolsey, whose despotism over the English church depended upon an authority derived from Rome; but it was probably a mistake.
  • At the same time his paternal despotism tended to emasculate the Tuscan character.
  • In 1811 Paraguay declared itself independent of Spain; by 1814 it was a despotism in the hands of Dr J.
  • Although to a certain extent opposed to the despotism of the emperor, he was not in favour of his deposition, though he accepted the fait accompli of the Restoration in April 1814.
  • He came into collision with philanthropists, and was supposed to approve of despotism for its own sake.

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