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arrogance of power

noun
1.
presumption on the part of a nation that its power gives it the right to intervene in the affairs of less powerful nations.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Their goal is to bring misery and grief to people who have an arrogance of power.
  • Keep them from the arrogance of power and the blindness of nationalism.

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