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The war between upright and tyrannous forces are continued and we should not distinct ourselves from the said continued war", Hasan maintained.
The tyrannous feudal lord Rongsheng Hu is possessive of his adopted daughter Yuelin and wants to take her as a concubine.
When Angelo refuses to incorporate estimations of his own sinfulness into his judgment but insists on maintaining an impersonal exercise of justice, Isabella decries both him and the law: "O, it is excellent / To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous / To use it like a giant," accusing him of tyranny for doing what the law demands and gives him power to do (108-10).
The constitutional decree was a tyrannous act that the army imposed on us to widen its jurisdiction," Seif said.
resistance of tyrannous government is a law barring only members of a
The religious and political establishments had a vested interest in portraying "Usurper Cromwell" as a demon who had brought only war, religious chaos and tyrannous rule in "the late wretched times".
In his concurring judgment in Datafin, Lord Justice Lloyd recalled, "[I]t has been said that 'it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.
Elsewhere, Jalili pointed out that the concurrence of the Egyptian peoples' victory against Mubarak's tyrannous regime with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 showed that February 11 is the day of victory for the regional nations and failure of the US and the Zionist regime in the region.
And now a STORM-BLAST hit, and it Was tyrannous and strong; It struck with its most pow'rful wings, Now chasing south along.
There are indeed a myriad ways in which Coetzee has tackled the vexed questions of oppression, tyrannous silencing and censoring, victimization and blindly self-centred, imperialistic drives.
They then went on to describe their plans "to new model the fleet": they demanded guaranteed shore leave and freedom from press gangs; they demanded both an increase in wages and that they actually would get paid, and on time; they demanded the abolition of officers' disproportionate privileges in regards to prize money; they demanded the right to oust tyrannous officers; and, when in breach of the articles of war, they demanded to be tried by a jury of their peers, not by a court martial made up only of officers.
94) In structural argument, the essay stood for the proposition that the constitutional architecture protects wealth and the laissez-faire economy against potentially tyrannous proletarian majorities.