Tyranny in a sentence as a noun

We're accused of not wanting equal rights, but of wanting tyranny.

And that brings us to Christopher Hitchens, who observed that "The essence of tyranny is not iron law.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

The right to bear arms is also, explicitly, a protection against tyranny BY the government.

Just like the information you set out to liberate, be yourself liberated from tyranny.

Any tools which help us resist such tyranny, even at the risk and expense of civil disobedience, are to be applauded.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

At what level of infringement of individual liberty between "just a little" and "full on raging tyranny" is it acceptable to take notice and be seriously pissed off?

It will be turnkey tyranny.- Edward SnowdenSome strong allegations here - that anyone is fair game for surveillance by the NSA, and that there is indiscriminate tapping of communications.

It's just baby steps toward something which could represent a diminution in individual liberty every bit as severe and oppressive as full-on tyranny.

What steel was to the economy of the 20th century, what steel was to the power of the 20th century, what steel was to the politics of the 20th century, software is now. It is the crucial building block, the component out of which everything else is made, and, when I speak of everything else, I mean of course freedom, as well as tyranny, as well as business as usual, as well as spying on everybody for free all the time.

As though you could write the perfect set of laws, that you could define the perfect set of operating principles for your government, and in that way free yourself of tyranny forever and guarantee a free and open society for you and all your descendants.

I know the capacity that is there to make \n tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that \n all agencies that possess this technology operate within\n the law and under proper supervision so that we never \n cross over that abyss.

Taiwan is a good example of mathematics education, another example of a poor country becoming prosperous by educating the masses, and also an ever improving example of democracy in a cultural context with a long history of tyranny.

!I also fail to understand people who so viciously defend the 2nd amendment "because of potential tyranny", but don't try to defend the 1st and 4th amendments with the same aggressiveness, when in fact those amendments are the first line of defense against that encroaching tyranny, and if they fail, it's the first clue the country is slipping into tyranny.

\n There would be no place to hide.\n\n If this government ever became a tyrant, if a dictator \n ever took charge in this country, the technological \n capacity that the intelligence community has given the \n government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and \n there would be no way to fight back because the most \n careful effort to combine together in resistance to the \n government, no matter how privately it was done, is\n within the reach of the government to know.

Tyranny definitions


a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)


dominance through threat of punishment and violence

See also: absolutism despotism