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despot
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Crime and Punishment
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  • It is despotism; it is tyranny.
  • It’s permissable for anyone, I should hope, to defend himself and I never allow anyone to use violence to me on principle, for it’s an act of despotism.
  • Despot!" roared Razumihin; but Raskolnikov did not and perhaps could not answer.

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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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