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  • v  rule a country as a tyrant
  • v  rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
    her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her

  • So they tyrannize each other, gloat over signs of decrepitude in contemporaries, stir the ashes and the urns of old loves with gossip.
  • Still a reformer at heart, she wanted new laws so that cops could not tyrannize the girls, and better medical inspection.
  • Managers won't be able to tyrannize their rare and valuable technology experts.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte in AlterNet
    No ordinary family would tyrannize a young woman like 'Leila' or make her work as if she was a slave. Every time she made tea, or went to fetch a glass of water, she simply acted as a loving sister who cared deeply for her older brother or her... Muhammad Rais http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Rais&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE5GMUOyBUH0OSxtjhsaWVlMqucnw International Herald Tribune http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/16/asia/AS-FEA-A-E-BKS-Afghanistan-Bookseller-of-Kabul.php&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEa-I7-iXjHKPc6-gBzDfwfoJ56zQ Nov 15, 2007 103067 136762 tyrannize Of the military vassals of the Ottoman Empire who then ruled Egypt, Bonaparte predicted: The Mameluke Beys who favor exclusively English commerce, whose extortions oppress our merchants, and who tyrannize over the unfortunate inhabitants of the...
  • Alexis de Tocqueville in Examiner.com
    Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence,wrote Tocqueville. "It does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and...

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