Example sentences for: despotism

How can you use “despotism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One could argue that the cure for despotism is democracy itself.

  • It sat like a ball on a hill: Ultimately, it had to roll down one side of the hill and collapse into democracy, or roll the other way and devolve into the personality-cult despotism of a local tyrant.

  • Black's Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, congratulated Jordan's ailing King Hussein Monday on the fact that the longevity of his rule--46 years next month--"has been achieved mainly through consensual rule rather than despotism."

  • It is popularly supposed (particularly by people who live in them) that democracies are "good," while various forms of despotism are "bad."


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