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tyranny
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
harsh and unjust rule
  • Her affection tired very soon, however, and when she grew peevish, Hindley became tyrannical.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • The servants could not bear his tyrannical and evil conduct long: Joseph and I were the only two that would stay.
    Chapter 8 (22% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 25 (97% in)
  • In a month or two, my lad, you'll be able to pay her back her present tyrannies with a vigorous hand.
    Chapter 27 (68% in)

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