Absolute-power sentence example

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  • "I once had the choice between absolute power and immortality," he continued.
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  • What part of giving an Other absolute power sounded reasonable?
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  • Jonny has the key to absolute power.
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  • You put them both in danger and gave an Other absolute power.
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  • Considering the circumstances in which General Roca assumed office, it must be admitted that he showed great moderation and used the practically absolute power that he possessed to establish a strong central government, and to initiate a national policy, which aimed at furthering the prosperity and development of the whole country.
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  • After attempting to govern under these conditions for nearly two years, the prince, with the consent of the tsar Alexander III., assumed absolute power (May 9, 1881), and a suspension of the ultra-democratic constitution for a period of seven years was voted by a specially convened assembly (July 13).
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  • Bolivar then marched upon Lima, which the royalists evacuated at his approach; and entering the capital in triumph, he was invested with absolute power as dictator, and authorized to call into action all the resources of the country.
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  • The charter gave the company control over the admission of " freemen " (co-partners in the enterprise, and voters), " full and absolute power and authority to correct, punish and rule " subjects settling in the territory comprised in their grant, and power to " resist.
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  • 126.8) informs us that at the time of the Cylonian insurrection the Athenians, we may suppose in their assembly ('EKKXflvfa), commissioned the archons with absolute power to deal with the trouble at their discretion.
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  • Among the clearest and most logical exponents of this theory was Hobbes, who in his Leviathan expounded his notion of an agreement by which absolute power was irrevocably transferred to the ruler.
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  • The king is an autocrat in practice as well as in theory, he has an absolute power .of veto, and the initiative of measures rests largely with him.
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  • In many cities he appoints some or all of the heads of the administrative departments, usually with the approval of the council, but in some important cities the mayor has an absolute power of appointment.
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  • In some cities the mayor has received an absolute power of appointment; the departments, especially the boards of health, have large ordinance-making powers; statutes passed by the state legislature determine (excepting the states where cities can make their own charters) the principal lines of municipal policy, and the real control over appropriations and taxes is occasionally found vested in a board of estimate, consisting of the mayor, comptroller (the chief financial officer), and a few other administrative officials.
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  • Alexander's grandiose imagination was, however, more strongly attracted by the great questions of European politics than by attempts at domestic reform which, on the whole, wounded his pride by proving to him the narrow limits of absolute power.
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  • The almost absolute power formerly wielded by the landlords, who within their own territories were lords of regality, hindered independent agricultural enterprise, and it was not till after the abolition of hereditable jurisdictions in 1748 that agriculture made real progress.
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  • Giving himself out as the successor of David, he claimed royal honours and absolute power in the new " Zion."
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  • After the death of the king, the duke of Orleans went to the parlement, had the will annulled, and himself invested with absolute power.
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  • Almost absolute power was now given these corporations to manage their own concerns, and the organization of the police was placed in their hands; at a later period, however, it was found necessary to modify this latter condition.
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  • In Ireland by an act of 1881 the Irish executive was given an absolute power of arbitrary and preventive arrest on suspicion of treason or of an act tending to interfere with the maintenance of law and order: but the warrant of arrest was made conclusive.
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  • The murder of the duke of Gloucester, Richard's uncle, in 1397, was followed next year by the assumption of absolute power by Richard.
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  • At Laibach Ferdinand played so sorry a part as to provoke the contempt of those whose policy it was to re-establish him in absolute power.
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  • He afterwards ruled with almost absolute power in Angora, and thence conducted the counter-offensive of the Turkish Nationalists against the Greeks when the latter, in 1921, made their ineffectual forward movement in Asia Minor, which was brought to a standstill in the autumn.
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  • had for a moment seemed ready to be a reformer himself; Royalperbut deprived by the Concordat of all interest in the secuon confiscation of church property, aspiring to political under alliance with the pope, and as mistrustful of popular Francis L forces as desirous of absolute power and devoted fJ~~nr~ Ii.
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  • soon saw that the times were not ripe for a third party, and that to enforce real toleration would require an absolute power which they did not possess.
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  • The philosophers only helped to precipitate a movement which they had not created; without pointing to absolute power as the cause of the trouble, and without pretending to upset the traditional system, they attempted to instil into princes the feeling of new and more preciseobligations towards their subjects.
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  • In his reign and those of his immediate successors the Cortes flourished, although it failed to establish checks on the absolute power of the king.
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  • The reading of this manifesto, drawing attention to the absolute power claimed by the popes, was received in Rome with such evidences of approval that Gregory was compelled to fly to Viterbo.
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  • Even so, he knew Tim was as vulnerable as any man to the siren song of absolute power.
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  • The key to absolute power had been in her hands, as docile as it was in his.
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  • It proves that owners can exercise absolute power irrespective of whether they possess the aptitude to run a company more successfully than its board.
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  • insanity of absolute power.
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  • In reply P. Acomb made 60 and P. Bridge made 77 not out with absolute power as Dinting cruised to a nine wicket win.
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  • He hastened to employ Germans for the reorganization of his finances and his army, and set to work in the determination to maintain his empire in spite of the difficulties surrounding him, to resist the encroachments of foreigners, and to take gradually the reins of absolute power into his own hands, being animated by a profound distrust, not unmerited, of his ministers.
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  • Matters were brought to a crisis by the outcome of the Verona conferences (see Verona, Congress Of), and the re-establishment, in 1823, of the absolute power of the king in Spain by French arms and under French influence, the logical consequence of which seemed to be the reconquest, with the aid of France, of the Spanish colonies.
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  • The proud Arabic lords could not acquiesce in paying to a plebeian like Hajjaj, invested with absolute power by the caliph, the strict obedience he required.
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