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Word: draconian

Definition: extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician


Sentences Containing 'draconian'

He was the second of four brothers at the school and later designed the front cover of the school magazine, "The Draconian", in 1900.
The border remained relatively easy to cross until it was abruptly closed by the GDR in 1952 in response to the large-scale emigration of East Germans to the West. Barbed-wire fences and minefields were installed and draconian restrictions were placed on East German citizens living near the border.
The case created a public outcry because it was seen as a draconian, disproportionate and unjustified measure used by a US arms company to suppress the freedom to protest of UK anti-war protesters.
Too draconian in my editing of his wife’s (Jill Ireland's) scenes."

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