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tyranny
used in To the Lighthouse

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Definition
harsh and unjust rule
  • Nor was she domineering, nor was she tyrannical.
    1 — The Window (45% in)
  • Oh, no—the most sincere of men, the truest (here he was), the best; but, looking down, she thought, he is absorbed in himself, he is tyrannical, he is unjust; and kept looking down, purposely, for only so could she keep steady, staying with the Ramsays.
    1 — The Window (36% in)
  • Then people might say she was tyrannical, domineering, masterful, if they chose; she did not mind.
    1 — The Window (46% in)
  • But they vowed, in silence, as they walked, to stand by each other and carry out the great compact—to resist tyranny to the death.
    3 — The Lighthouse (28% in)
  • "And at last we shoved her off," he went on (but in their anger and their silence they only caught a word here and there, sitting at opposite ends of the boat, united by their compact to fight tyranny to the death).
    3 — The Lighthouse (30% in)
  • There was the compact; to resist tyranny to the death.
    3 — The Lighthouse (31% in)
  • Cam would never resist tyranny to the death, he thought grimly, watching her face, sad, sulky, yielding.
    3 — The Lighthouse (36% in)
  • For they must fight tyranny to the death, she thought.
    3 — The Lighthouse (37% in)
  • But what remained intolerable, she thought, sitting upright, and watching Macalister's boy tug the hook out of the gills of another fish, was that crass blindness and tyranny of his which had poisoned her childhood and raised bitter storms, so that even now she woke in the night trembling with rage and remembered some command of his; some insolence: "Do this," "Do that," his dominance: his "Submit to me."
    3 — The Lighthouse (39% in)
  • Whatever he did—(and he might do anything, he felt, looking at the Lighthouse and the distant shore) whether he was in a business, in a bank, a barrister, a man at the head of some enterprise, that he would fight, that he would track down and stamp out—tyranny, despotism, he called it—making people do what they did not want to do, cutting off their right to speak.
    3 — The Lighthouse (61% in)
  • Still her father read, and James looked at him and she looked at him, and they vowed that they would fight tyranny to the death, and he went on reading quite unconscious of what they thought.
    3 — The Lighthouse (92% in)

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