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tyranny
used in Of Human Bondage

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harsh and unjust rule
  • Philip writhed under that despotism which never vouchsafed a reason for the most tyrannous act.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (24% in)
  • A more complete imagination than Philip's might have pictured a youth of splendid hope, for he must have been entering upon manhood in 1848 when kings, re membering their brother of France, went about with an uneasy crick in their necks; and perhaps that passion for liberty which passed through Europe, sweeping before it what of absolutism and tyranny had reared its head during the reaction from the revolution of 1789, filled no breast with a hotter fire.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (8% in)
  • ...discussing, arguing, fighting behind barricades in Paris, flying before the Austrian cavalry in Milan, imprisoned here, exiled from there, hoping on and upborne ever with the word which seemed so magical, the word Liberty; till at last, broken with disease and starvation, old, without means to keep body and soul together but such lessons as he could pick up from poor students, he found himself in that little neat town under the heel of a personal tyranny greater than any in Europe.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (11% in)
  • I stand alone, bound to accept society and not unwilling, since in return for the taxes I pay it protects me, a weakling, against the tyranny of another stronger than I am; but I submit to its laws because I must; I do not acknowledge their justice: I do not know justice, I only know power.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (38% in)
  • Had he not painted an advertisement of chocolat Menier in a landscape in order to escape from the tyranny of prettiness?
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (95% in)

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