Sentence Examples


  • In some islands hereditary autocracy prevailed; in others the government was elective.
  • He conceived the idea of limiting the autocracy by subordinating it to the authority of the supreme privy council, of which he was president.
  • He fought in the constitutionalist army against the Austrians at Rieti (7th of March 1821), and on the re-establishment of autocracy he was arrested and imprisoned for three months by order of the prince of Canosa, the chief of police, his particular enemy.
  • The supreme peril to the autocracy in Russia lay in the genuine grievances of the peasants, less political than economic, which had opened their minds to revolutionary propaganda.
  • Paul III.s pontificate was further marked by important changes in the church, all of which confirmed the spiritual autocracy of Rome.