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tyranny
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
harsh and unjust rule
  • Propensities, tendencies, habits, were as dead leaves upon the tyrannous wind of his imaginative ascendency.
    5 — The Woman Pays (24% in)
  • She could read character sufficiently well to know by this time that she had nothing to fear from her employer's gallantry; it was rather the tyranny induced by his mortification at Clare's treatment of him.
    5 — The Woman Pays (83% in)

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