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  • v. Alternative spelling of tyrannize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See tyrannize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
  • v. rule a country as a tyrant

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Examples

  • The transcontinental tyrannise in jeopardy to destroy a wild, furious West, nonetheless a fast environmental transformation had overtones of even larger hostility toward industrialization, a means of it all.

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  • What: Tribute concert honoring a late Utah Philips, singer, songwriter, storyteller, anarchist, tyrannise tramp, defender of a without a country as well as operative people everywhere.

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  • So far am I from forbidding these officially to check the undue license of kings, that if they connive at kings when they tyrannise and insult over the humbler of the people, I affirm that their dissimulation is not free from nefarious perfidy, because they fraudulently betray the liberty of the people, while knowing that, by the ordinance of God, they are its appointed guardians.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Stamp Act

  • It is one thing to tyrannise your people; quite another to presume to do so on British territory.

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  • The Fellah must either tyrannise or be tyrannised over; he is never happier than under a strong-handed despotism and he has never been more miserable than under British rule, or rather, misrule.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When we were once more reassured that said grandmother would probably continue to lovingly tyrannise the family for a little while yet?

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  • And, above all, no animal must ever tyrannise over his own kind.

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  • In these isles the severe frost winds which tyrannise over the vegetable creation during a Scottish spring, are comparatively little felt; nor, excepting the gigantic strength of Arran, are they much exposed to the Atlantic storms, lying landlocked and protected to the westward by the shores of Ayrshire.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Christ, or at least should be, members of one body, servants of one lord, and yet no fiend can so torment, insult over, tyrannise, vex, as one man doth another.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • 'Tis an ordinary thing for great men to vilify and insult, oppress, injure, tyrannise, to take what liberty they list, and who dare speak against?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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