Sentence Examples


  • Alexander had come to merge the characters of Macedonian king and Hellenic captain-general, with which he had set out, in that of Oriental despot (Spieker.
  • Thus was elaborated the type of despot which attained completeness in Gian Galeazzo Visconti and Lorenzo de Medici.
  • Once seated in the duchy of Milan, he displayed rare qualities as a ruler; for he not only entered into the spirit of the age, which required humanity and culture from a despot, but he also knew how to curb his desire for territory.
  • As soon as the cunning, energetic despot died they reappeared.
  • Dionysius was regarded by the ancients as a type of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive.

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