Example sentences for: despots

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

  • He has been equally destructive as a legislator: A fervent anti-Communist, he championed right-wing despots across Latin America (including death-squad leaders).

  • You must be benevolent despots, lest you find yourself manipulated by someone with the hide of a rhinoceros.

  • Military dictatorships generally are less efficient than those run by lone despots or the clergy.

  • As further proof of my thesis, rank seems to correlate well with inefficiency: Few of the generals who have served their country as despots can hold a candle, efficiency-wise, to Col.

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