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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • She wanted, perhaps, to show her feminine independence, to override class distinctions and the despotism of her family.
  • He knew how to make even his mother give way to him; he was almost despotic in his control of her.
  • "I know why I want to see him out here in the frost," Kolya cut him short in the despotic tone he was fond of adopting with "small boys," and Smurov ran to do his bidding.

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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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