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Tyrant, 1) a hard, despotic, or lawless ruler: Sonn. 107, 14. Tp. II, 2, 166. III, 2, 49. Meas. II, 4, 114. Mids. I, 2, 24. Mids. I, 2, 24 Mids. I, 2, 24 As II, 1, 61. Wint. II, 3, 116. Wint. II, 3, 116 III, 2, 135. III, 2, 135 III, 2, 135 H5 I, 2, 241. H6C III, 3, 69. 71 (== the Greek τύ<*>αννος, usurper? cf. As II, 1, 61). As II, 1, 61 IV, 4, 29. R3 V, 3, 246. R3 V, 3, 246 R3 V, 3, 246 Tit. I, 138. Tim. III, 5, 9. Caes. I, 3, 92. Caes. I, 3, 92 III, 2, 74. V, 4, 5. Mcb. III, 6, 22. Mcb. III, 6, 22 IV, 3, 12. IV, 3, 12 IV, 3, 12 IV, 3, 12 IV, 3, 12 185 etc. Lr. IV, 6, 63. Oth. I, 3, 230 “(the t. custom).” Cymb. IV, 2, 265. Per. I, 2, 79. Per. I, 2, 79 Per. I, 2, 79
2) one pitiless and cruel: which (beauty) the hot t. (lust) “stains,” Ven. 797. hard-favoured t. (death) Ven. 797 “make war upon this bloody t. Time,” Sonn. 16, 2. “and I, a t., have no leisure taken to weigh how once I suffered in your crime,” 120, 7. “when I forgot am of myself, all t., for thy sake,” 149, 4. Meas. III, 2, 207. LLL IV, 3, 349. As III, 5, 14. IV, 3, 39. Tw. V, 127. H4B Ind. 14 “(the stern t. war).” H6B V, 2, 54. R3 I, 3, 185. IV, 4, 52 “(that excellent grand t. of the earth).” Troil. III, 2, 127. Rom. I, 1, 26. III, 2, 75. Hml. II, 2, 502. Cymb. I, 1, 84. In Wiv. III, 3, 65 Ff thou art a t. to say so, perhaps with a pun on the preceding tire; the spurious Qq and M. Edd. traitor.
With to: “those hours . . . will play the --s to the very same,” Sonn. 5, 3. “I'll prove a t. to him,” Meas. II, 4, 169. “a professed t. to their sex,” Ado I, 1, 170.
Adjectively: “or t. folly lurk in gentle breasts,” Lucr. 851. “fowl of t. wing,” Phoen. 10. As I, 2, 300. John V, 3, 14.
Name of a dog: Tp. IV, 258.
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