Sentence Examples


  • 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.
  • The spectacle of an Eastern despot apparently advancing on the lines of European progress was in itself as astonishing as new.
  • Charles was a thorough despot of the benevolent order, and had been deeply offended by the real or suspected share of the Jesuits in the riot of 1766.
  • Making Isagoras despot of Athens, but the opposition of the Corinthian allies and of his colleague Demaratus caused the expedition to break up after reaching Eleusis (Herod.
  • As commander in the field in 1257 against Michael Angelus, despot of Epirus, he showed little military capacity.
 

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