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despot
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
a ruler with absolute power — especially one who abuses that power
  • And he saw Giuseppe Settembrini—the tricolor in one hand, a swinging saber in the other, black eyes turned heavenward to seal his vow—at the head of a troop of revolutionaries storming the phalanx of despotism.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (67% in)
  • They watched as a rousing tale of love and murder in the court of an Oriental potentate unrolled silently before them; scene after opulent scene sped past, full of naked bodies, despotic lust, and abject servility blind in its zeal, full of cruelty, prurience, and fatal desire—and then suddenly the film slowed to linger revealingly on the muscular arm of an executioner.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (85% in)
  • The despot was dispatched by a knife, his mouth opened for a bellow that no one heard.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (87% in)
  • But should I grant the support of my soul to Sarmatian despotism, when it is about to put the torch to our most noble continent?
    7.6 - The Great Stupor (80% in)

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