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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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a ruler with absolute power — especially one who abuses that power
  • These hands and feet were small; she wore a shriveled sort of lisle on her legs and her slippers were gray—ah, the gray of that felt, the gray despotic to souls—with pink ribbons.
    Chapter 1 (7% in)
  • When has such damage been done by the gaze and so much awful despotism belonged to the eyes?
    Chapter 15 (53% in)

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