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Definitioncharacterizes physical or mental actions as difficult or requiring endurance; or as performed energetically
- The public is despotic in its temper; it is capable of denying common justice when too strenuously demanded as a right; but quite as frequently it awards more than justice, when the appeal is made, as despots love to have it made, entirely to its generosity.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (35% in)
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