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Definitionto control others harshly and unfairly; or a form of government with such control
- Having conquered the violence of his feelings, he appeared to despise himself for being the slave of passion; and quelling the dark tyranny of despair, he led me again to converse concerning myself personally.Introductory Letters (83% in)
- The generous nature of Safie was outraged by this command; she attempted to expostulate with her father, but he left her angrily, reiterating his tyrannical mandate.Chapter 14 (83% in)
There are no more uses of "tyranny" in Frankenstein.
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