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despot
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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a ruler with absolute power — especially one who abuses that power
  • ...States; for the churches of the United States; for Congress; for the President; for the officers of the Government; for poor sailors, tossed by stormy seas; for the oppressed millions groaning under the heel of European monarchies and Oriental despotisms; for such as have the light and the good tidings, and yet have not eyes to see nor ears to hear withal; for the heathen in the far islands of the sea; and closed with a supplication that the words he was about to speak might find grace...
    Chapter 5 (38% in)

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