tyrant (n.)
pitiless ruffian, cruel villain
2H4 induction.14[Rumour alone] the big year ... / Is thought with child by the stern tyrant War
Cym I.ii.15[Innogen to Posthumus, of the Queen] How fine this tyrant / Can tickle where she wounds!
MA I.i.158[Benedick to Claudio, of himself and women] being a professed tyrant to their sex
R3 I.iii.184[Rivers to all, of Rutland's murder] Tyrants themselves wept when it was reported
RJ III.ii.75[Juliet as if to Romeo] Beautiful tyrant!
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