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tyranny
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Wuthering Heights
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  • Her affection tired very soon, however, and when she grew peevish, Hindley became tyrannical.
  • The servants could not bear his tyrannical and evil conduct long: Joseph and I were the only two that would stay.
  • In a month or two, my lad, you’ll be able to pay her back her present tyrannies with a vigorous hand.
  • I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.

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  • Boundless intemperance
    In nature is a tyranny; it hath been
    The untimely emptying of the happy throne,
    And fall of many kings.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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