Sentence Examples

  • The spectacle of an Eastern despot apparently advancing on the lines of European progress was in itself as astonishing as new.
  • In contrast with his father Cypselus, the founder of the dynasty, he is generally represented as a cruel despot, or at any rate as having used all possible devices for keeping his city in subjection.
  • Palaeologus and his son Theodore, despot of the Morea; W.
  • God is to him an absolute despot, who declares a thing right or wrong from no inherent necessity but by his arbitrary fiat.
  • And of his own reign, Charles really was a despot (British Museum, Additional MSS.

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