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a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in a circus.
a political leader who controls by force; dictator.
the most powerful or influential person in an organization or business, by reason of skill in the formulation and execution of plans, work, etc.
Example Sentences for strongman
Nor is a
or tightly knit group of leaders likely to be able to overcome them.
Some would wish to install a new
and wait for him to create the conditions for a secular democracy.
Even under democracy, they tend to view a
at the centre as a prerequisite for stability.
At first the former policeman, who likes to cultivate a
image, oversaw swift progress.
While many of these failed and led to a
-type autocracy, others succeeded.
Sad coming for a community that has enough
violence and bullying.
But you also ultimately decided that freedom cannot mean replacing the strong hand of a colonizer with a
of your own.
British Dictionary definitions for
a performer, esp one in a circus, who performs feats of strength
any person regarded as a source of power, capability, initiative, etc
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