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  • n. Plural form of tyrant.

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Examples

  • A very scathing attack against Iran, against the leaders of Iran, which he calls the tyrants of Tehran.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2009

  • The idea that people want to be free to control their own lives without the Mullahs, people like Chavez, dictators and so-called presidents for life, or other tyrants is unthinkable.

    Global Voices in English » Iran: Green Silent Protest Movement in photos

  • We cannot put our faith in the word of tyrants, who solemnly sign non-proliferation treaties, and then systematically break them.

    COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCE

  • Children, Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued, are tyrants from the first.

    Rebel Angel | Her Bad Mother

  • All kings they called tyrants; and the aristocracy of the thirty governors set up there by the

    Leviathan

  • And because the name of tyranny signifieth nothing more nor less than the name of sovereignty, be it in one or many men, saving that they that use the former word are understood to be angry with them they call tyrants; I think the toleration of a professed hatred of tyranny is a toleration of hatred to Commonwealth in general, and another evil seed, not differing much from the former.

    Leviathan

  • And booting keiths in a tread against "wannabe mind-tyrants" is a bit ironic, don't you agree?

    The Memory Hole

  • We cannot put our faith in the word of tyrants, who solemnly sign nonproliferation treaties and then systemically break them.

    State of War

  • There is an unthinking assumption that the twin tyrants, time and money, that govern your lives, do not rule his.

    A Scientist and the World He Lives In

  • Trust me, my uncle, the forbearance of tyrants is not that of mercy, but of convenience.

    The Scottish Chiefs

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