|NOUN || an autocrat | autocrats |
|SYNO ||autocrat | despot | tyrant|
NOUN article.ind sg | pl
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- Described within his own party as an autocrat, Royer led a staunch policy vis-a-vis of social evolutions in the 1960s and 1970s.
- They are not to be confused with the autocrat leadership of Omar Bongo. As foreigners, the dictatorship of the Bongo family, selected this name to become familiar representatives of a nation.
- For nine days after the death of her spouse in 1598, she upheld a dubious power position as de facto autocrat.
- Although Abdullah established a legislative council in 1928, its role remained advisory, leaving him to rule as an autocrat.
- November 7 was a national holiday in Bangladesh during the rules of autocrat Lieutenant General Hossain Mohammad Ershad and prime minister Khaleda Zia.
- He was described as a born autocrat, single-minded, and a stickler for protocol.
- In earlier times, the term "autocrat" was coined as a favorable description of a ruler, having some connection to the concept of "lack of conflicts of interests" as well as an indication of grandeur and power.
- The attitude of the serfs toward their autocrat had historically been a positive one.
- This is confirmed by the chronicles: they call the Galician-Volyn prince Roman Mstislavych "the autocrat of all Rus'", while Andrey Bogolyubsky is called "the autocrat of the whole Suzdal land".
- The object of the study is the president Trump as an "autocrat in becoming" and, a comparison with state failures and autocrats.
- The emperor was considered to be God's omnipotent representative on earth and he ruled as an absolute autocrat.
- At times Beardsley has reported on events outside of Europe, namely the pro-democracy uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring revolution in the North African country of Tunisia, where she covered the overthrow of autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
- She was described as forceful, pious and as a convinced autocrat royalist.
- Upon his death, "The New York Times" wrote that Siedle was "often called 'the invisible autocrat of the opera'," in reference to how he ruled over everything on the technical side, and no opera could proceed without his permission and approval.
- The adventure novelist Richard Henry Savage includes it in his novel "Lost Countess Falka", in which the Shah, "a cold-eyed, sensual autocrat", indulges himself at the harems where "the glowing naiads were sporting on the marble slide which led their tempting nakedness into the perfumed crystal waters!
- In "1649: A Novel of a Year" (1938) by Jack Lindsay, Cromwell is portrayed as an autocrat who betrays the Leveller movement.
- Haydn biographer Karl Geiringer describes Nikolaus II thus: "He was as complete an autocrat as his grandfather had been, but lacked the latter's charm, kindliness, and genuine understanding of music .
- Within months of taking the throne in 1502, he changed from a man of good reason into a pitiless autocrat who declared himself a god, believing that fear and ruthlessness were the only ways to stop the empire falling apart.
- Despite not being the king's first wife, she likely carried a high level of political power; she is described on Naranjo Stela 24 as an "ochk'in kalo'mte (loosely, "western autocrat").
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