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Historical Examples of despotically
But the voice continued to haunt him persistently, besiegingly, despotically.The Manxman
The royal and imperial roads of France are as despotically straight as those of the Roman Empire.
This Timotheus had moved Basiliscus to the strong act of despotically overriding the faith by issuing an edict upon doctrine.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The same had been despotically true of the patristic period.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
Boreas and Zephyrus often bear rule on the same day, one reigning with mildness in the morning, the other despotically at evening.
1640s, from French despotique (14c.), from Greek despotikos, from despotes (see despot). Related: Despotical; despotically.