- n. Obsolete spelling of tyranny.
“My only point was just that maybe the concept of tyranny existed before the English word, in the French word "tyrannie", or Latin, or Greek (where it ultimately came from).”
“Mornarch [sic]: And (for his tyrannie, and terrour in warre) was tearmed, The Scourge of God.”
“Pilote for feare of death did, and so by that meanes they were defended from present death, and from the tyrannie of those”
“Frenchmen, and their Kings for a spectacle throwen out to wild beasts, he held France it selfe as subiect vnto him: and hauing happily deliuered the Italians from the tyrannie of Maxentius, he preferred three of his mothers vncles, all Britaines, namely,”
“These things being thus finished, Godredus returned vnto Man, and began to exercise tyrannie, disinheriting certaine of his nobles, of whome one called”
“Howbeit he, after he had once attained vnto the kingdome, neglecting the commaundement of his lord, vsurped the gouernment with great tyrannie, committing many heinous crimes, and so he reigned very disorderly for the space of three yeeres.”
“In the analytical index to the Encyclopédie, the entry for despotisme runs to sixty-one lines; that for tyrannie, to twenty-eight.”
“«Une nouvelle tyrannie-celle des bas fonds-s'agite dans les ténèbres, et on croit entendre son grondement lointain. »”
“Papistical tyrannie shall onely be changed into the tyrannie of the lord and laird.”
“Here there is a superiority without tyrannie, for no minister hath a papall or monarchicall jurisdiction over his own flock, far lesse over other pastors and over all the congregations of a large dioces.”
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