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Tyranny, 1) hard and arbitrary exercise of power: with a bitter invective against the t. of the king, Lucr. Arg. Per. I, 2, 84 “that part of t. that I do bear I can shake off at pleasure,” Caes. I, 3, 99. “so let high-sighted t. range on,” II, 1, 118. Wint. II, 3, 120. III, 2, 32. III, 2, 32 H6A II, 5, 100. H6B IV, 1, 96. R3 II, 4, 51. V, 2, 2. Caes. III, 1, 78. Mcb. IV, 3, 32. Mcb. IV, 3, 32 V, 8, 67. Lr. I, 2, 52. Oth. I, 3, 197.
2) cruelty, injurious violence: “subject to the t. of mad mischances,” Ven. 737. “why, fearing of time's t., might I not then say,” Sonn. 115, 9. “whether the t. be in his place or in his eminence,” Meas. I, 2, 167. “'twould be my t. to strike and gall them for what I bid them do,” I, 3, 36. “to suffer . . . the very t. and rage of his,” Merch. IV, 1, 13. “the t. of her sorrows takes all livelihood from her cheek,” All's I, 1, 57. “waste for churlish winter's t.” H4B I, 3, 62. “t. which never quaffed but blood, would have washed his knife with gentle eye-drops,” IV, 5, 86. H6A II, 3, 40. IV, 2, 17. IV, 7, 19. H6B III, 1, 123. H6B III, 1, 123 III, 2, 49. R3 III, 7, 9. V, 3, 168. Cor. V, 3, 43. Tit. II, 3, 145. Tit. II, 3, 145 III, 2, 55. Lr. III, 4, 2.
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