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Any person who exercises power in a cruel way.

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Usage examples (35)
  • The new manager was fired when he proved to be a harsh tyrant.
  • His father was a tyrant
  • The destruction of Eglon the tyrant is the deliverance of oppressed Israel from the Moabites.
  • The haughty tyrant is gone, the loving father is come.
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