absolute power love


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  • n. Complete authority to act in an area, not restrained by supervision or review.


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  • Few modern monarchs and no democratic heads of state have enjoyed the degree of absolute power that de Gaulle granted by constitution to the president of the Fifth Republic, who, for the foreseeable future, would be himself.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • The artificial standard thus created is seen in a revelation of the Virgin to St. Birgitta, that a Pope who was free from heresy, no matter how polluted by sin and vice, is not so wicked but that he has the absolute power to bind and loose souls.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • And thereby to subduct them from under the absolute power of the vanity of their minds, by one means or other he fixeth in them steady thoughts concerning himself, and their relation unto him.


  • Without the Ability, even those who do feed on life cannot savor the flow of emotions in stalker and victim, the total exhilara­tion of the attacker who has moved beyond all rules and punishments, the strange, almost sexual submission of the victim in that final second of truth when all options are canceled, all futures denied, all possibilities erased in an exercise of absolute power over another.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • "Carrion Comfort" the story stands alone as my inquiry into the psychology of absolute power corrupting abso­lutely.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • On Michaelmas Eve in 1916 when I was infirm and sick, my grandson Kelly O'Gorman, fourth tai-pan (in name only), believing I was on my deathbed, forced me from my bed to the safe in the Great House to fetch the seal-chop of the Noble House — to assign to him absolute power as tai-pan.

    Noble House

  • The absolute power of Louis, for example, furnished him with an occasion for lamenting the disunited counsels of Her Majesty's Cabinet.

    Daniel Defoe

  • Even all the endearments of the family connection; the tenderness of connubial love, and the heart-binding ties of paternity, seconded as they always are by the strong influence of habit and opinion, have not made it safe to entrust the head of a family with absolute power even over his own household.

    The White Slave or Memoirs of a Fugitive

  • Such a conversation we were having one day as he “assisted” at the founding of a temple; and while he reproached his fate that he was powerless to “point the end of his walking-stick” with absolute power at the peppery and presumptuous Monsieur Aubaret, he vacantly flung gold and silver coins among the work-women.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Outside our compound, the world is a dangerous place, but inside, everyone is safe and secure under the absolute power and wisdom of the prophet, Uncle Kenton Barton.

    Keep Sweet


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