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Examples of Absolute Power


11 examples:

He has absolute power.

The lord held absolute power over his subjects.

Absolute power is the power to destroy.
(Frank Herbert in Dune)

Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
(Robert Shea)

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
(John Lehman)

Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.
(Pierre Corneille)

Ten months after staging a coup, Thailand’s junta remains firmly in control with new laws that essentially give it absolute power.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Voters in Swaziland are choosing a new parliament, even though political parties cannot take part and the king retains absolute power.
(BBC News - World News, )

Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito calls NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's "absolute power" part of the problem with the Deflategate investigation.
(UPI - Sports News, )

The country is moving toward a referendum that if approved would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan near absolute power—and every new terrorist attack is likely to increase his chances of winning the vote.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Thailand's coup leader-turned-prime minister on Tuesday called for an end to martial law, to be replaced with sweeping authority for himself that human rights advocates likened to absolute power with impunity.
(Carol J. Williams in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

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