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tyranny
used in The Lords of Discipline

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Definition
harsh and unjust rule
  • The city, river-girt, has a tyrannical need for order and symmetry.
    Prologue (39% in)
  • It has helped them survive the impervious tyranny of Southern men more comfortable with a myth than a flesh-and-blood woman.
    Prologue (62% in)
  • Tradd had enrolled at the Institute to satisfy a dream of his father's, who thought that his son would not—could not—make it through the plebe system but that the process, no matter how brief or cataclysmic, would liberate him from the soft and victorious tyranny of his mother's rule.
    Chapter 1.2 (72% in)
  • Through the long tyranny of that night, something had begun to stir and kick inside us.
    Chapter 2.16 (92% in)
  • They are a merry race, though, Godknows, they had very little to laugh about during the bloody tyrannous occupation of the English.
    Chapter 3.27 (27% in)
  • By continuing to drive north toward the old rice and indigo plantations of the Wando River, I was paying ultimatehomage to that fear and my inability to surrender to its tyranny over me.
    Chapter 4.37 (98% in)
  • Her tyranny over my dreams and my daydreams was unshakable and complete.
    Chapter 4.41 (14% in)
  • As always, he was ruled by the tyranny of instinct, by passion and the instant legislation of a simple heart.
    Chapter 4.41 (97% in)
  • Abigail controlled too tyrannically the luxuriant vegetable flow that grew in such thriftless riot in the warm Carolina days.
    Chapter 4.48 (7% in)

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