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despot
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Wuthering Heights
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  • For a few days, I said, he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed: that coldness melted as fast as snow in April, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot’s sceptre in his heart.

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  • He was elected as a constitutional president, but quickly became a despot.
  • Today’s benign dictator is replaced by tomorrow’s despot.

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