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  • It was out of the autocracy of her stroke-she had suffered "a light stroke" five years ago, "while separating my cows and calves," she would recount it-that she'd begun ordering things done by set times.†   (source)
  • Consequently, he belonged to "The League of Esper Patriots," an extreme right-wing political group within the Guild, dedicated to the preservation of the autocracy and incomes of the upper grade Espers.†   (source)
  • Although he had a quick, scientific mind, at the age of fifteen he dropped out of school after butting heads with an especially autocratic teacher, and in 1976 he went to work for Alp Sports, a local manufacturer of climbing equipment.†   (source)
  • Massachusetts tried to kill off the Puritans, but they combined; they set up a communal society which, in the beginning, was little more than an armed camp with an autocratic and very devoted leadership.†   (source)
  • It would practically have revolutionized our splendid political fabric into a partisan Congressional autocracy…… This government had never faced so insidious a danger …. control by the worst element of American politics…… If Andrew Johnson were acquitted by a nonpartisan vote ….†   (source)
  • The most ruthless and autocratic Speaker in the history of the House of Representatives thereupon submitted his resignation; but George Norris, who insisted his fight was to end the dictatorial power of the office rather than to punishthe individual, voted against its acceptance.†   (source)
  • Also his face was larger, and rude, autocratic.†   (source)
  • Selfish, jealous, autocratic, carp-mouth, and hypocritical.†   (source)
  • Gregory XVI, that aristocratic and autocratic prelate, who stood so consistently on the wrong side in European politics, and was the enemy of Free Italy, had done more than any of his predecessors to propagate the Faith in remote parts of the world.†   (source)
  • He was particularly interested, as a student of affairs, in the way the valley population was governed; it appeared, on examination, to be a rather loose and elastic autocracy operated from the lamasery with a benevolence that was almost casual.†   (source)
  • She was speaking now to the restaurant attendant in a clear, courteous, but completely autocratic tone.†   (source)
  • He was a man who needed someone beside him continually; the things that had to be done for him made him autocratic.†   (source)
  • Here, excitement never entered in, voices were never raised, everyone deferred gently to the opinions of others, and, in the end, the black grizzled autocrat in the kitchen had his way.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, with his autocratic blue eyes darkening, he looked at me and asked, "Augie, you don't think you're superior to me because you have no money, do you?"†   (source)
  • She was as wrinkled as an old paper bag, an autocrat, hard-shelled and Jesuitical, a pouncy old hawk of a Bolshevik, her small ribboned gray feet immobile on the shoekit and stool Simon had made in the manual-training class, dingy old wool Winnie whose bad smell filled the flat on the cushion beside her.†   (source)
  • The least appearance of opposition struck fire out of the old autocrat.†   (source)
  • Mr. Harling, therefore, seemed to me autocratic and imperial in his ways.†   (source)
  • She could not relish the autocracy of "cheerful bums."†   (source)
  • You have tyrannized over me enough, you autocrat!†   (source)
  • Stature has ever been tyrannical and autocratic, and always will be.†   (source)
  • It seems to me that you talk like a great autocrat.†   (source)
  • He is a second autocrat," he concluded with a victorious smile.†   (source)
  • When he finds people chattering harmlessly about Anatole France and Nietzsche, he devastates them with Matthew Arnold, the Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, and even Macaulay; and as he is devoutly religious at bottom, he first leads the unwary, by humorous irreverences, to wave popular theology out of account in discussing moral questions with him, and then scatters them in confusion by demanding whether the carrying out of his ideals of conduct was not the manifest object of God…†   (source)
  • He was a little thinner, a little whiter, a little more austere; he was autocratic still and still disapproved of candles on the altar.†   (source)
  • "Sinister Street," and "The Research Magnificent" were examples of such books; it was the latter of these three that gripped Burne Holiday and made him wonder in the beginning of senior year how much it was worth while being a diplomatic autocrat around his club on Prospect Avenue and basking in the high lights of class office.†   (source)
  • Gottlieb had twice to ask him whether he had prepared the new batch of medium, and Gottlieb was an autocrat, sterner with his favorites than with the ruck of students.†   (source)
  • But Jim did not know the almost inconceivable egotism of the man which made him, when resisted and foiled in his will, mad with the indignant and revengeful rage of a thwarted autocrat.†   (source)
  • Carol did desire to see the Prussian autocracy defeated; she did persuade herself that there were no autocracies save that of Prussia; she did thrill to motion-pictures of troops embarking in New York; and she was uncomfortable when she met Miles Bjornstam on the street and he croaked: "How's tricks?†   (source)
  • The nation must make the best physicians autocratic officials, at once, and that was all there was to it.†   (source)
  • Later, after ten years of exile, he was able to return to his native land and work as a lawyer in Milan, but that in no way prevented him from continuing to call—with voice and pen, in verse and prose— for the freedom and unity of his country, to draft; revolutionary programs with passionate autocratic elan and to proclaim in a lucid style that liberated peoples must unite and forge their universal happiness.†   (source)
  • Carol did desire to see the Prussian autocracy defeated; she did persuade herself that there were no autocracies save that of Prussia; she did thrill to motion-pictures of troops embarking in New York; and she was uncomfortable when she met Miles Bjornstam on the street and he croaked: "How's tricks?†   (source)
  • Each day his executive duties crawled into two hours or three or four, and he raged, he became muddled by complications of personnel and economy, he was ever more autocratic, more testy; and the loving colleagues of the Institute, who had been soothed or bullied into surface peace by Tubbs, now jangled openly.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he would bend down over the spinning, breathing machinery as if it were a bouquet of lilacs, his head in a cloud of fragrant sound; he would stand in front of the open cabinet and savor the autocratic bliss of the orchestra conductor, raising a hand to signal a trumpet for its timely entry.†   (source)
  • The Puritan, again, an autocrat in his own household, had worn out three wives, and, merely by the remorseless weight and hardness of his character in the conjugal relation, had sent them, one after another, broken-hearted, to their graves.†   (source)
  • This new order of things disgusted him, and he howled dismally for 'Marmar', as his angry passions subsided, and recollections of his tender bondwoman returned to the captive autocrat.†   (source)
  • Nor could there have been a war had there been no English intrigues and no Duke of Oldenburg, and had Alexander not felt insulted, and had there not been an autocratic government in Russia, or a Revolution in France and a subsequent dictatorship and Empire, or all the things that produced the French Revolution, and so on.†   (source)
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