- r in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator
- r in an autocratic manner
the Czars ruled Russia autocratically
- That this example has been so widely copied is perhaps an indication that it is easier to rule people autocratically than to reason with them.
- During his three terms he ruled autocratically, fought the New Deal, and brought Georgia education to a low estate with his witch hunts in schools and colleges.
- Though he maintained the trappings of a constitutional monarchy, he in fact ruled autocratically, relying on SAVAK, a dreaded secret police, to suppress all forms of opposition.