Mrs. Sanborn was the president of many charity organizations and this had given her an addiction to autocracy such as no other avocation could develop.
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The dis—United States would fragment into several petty, squabbling autocracies, proving the contention of European monarchists and reactionaries that this harebrained experiment in democracy could not last.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
The least appearance of opposition struck fire out of the old autocrat.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles