What is another word for iron heel?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ɪ͡ən hˈiːl] (IPA)

Iron heel is a term that is used to describe the cruel and oppressive rule of those in power. It is a symbol of a regime that crushes the liberties and rights of its subjects. There are several synonyms for this term that express the same idea. These include the boot of tyranny, the yoke of oppression, the weight of despotism, the chains of dictatorship, and the lash of authority. These terms are used to underline the negative impact of authoritarian rule on the people, and to suggest the need for resistance and uprising against such regimes. Iron heel synonyms are a reminder of the dangers of unchecked power and authority, and why people need to keep vigilant against tyranny.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Iron heel

  • A fellow with a great voice shouted, "Hearken now to the words of the President of the Confederate States of America, the honorable Woodrow Wilson." The president turned this way and that, surveying the great swarm of people all around him in the moment of silence the volley had brought. Then, swinging back to face the statue of George Washington- and, incidentally, Reginald Bartlett- he said, "The father of our country warned us against entangling alliances, a warning that served us well when we were yoked to the North, before its arrogance created in our Confederacy what had never existed before- a national consciousness. That was our salvation and our birth as a free and independent country." Silence broke then, with a thunderous outpouring of applause. Wilson raised a bony right hand. Slowly, silence, of a semblance of it, returned. The president went on, "But our birth of national consciousness made the United States jealous, and they tried to beat us down. We found loyal friends in England and France. Can we now stand aside when the German tyrant threatens to grind them under his iron heel?" "No!" Bartlett shouted himself hoarse, along with thousands of his countrymen. Stunned, deafened, he had trouble hearing what Wilson said next: "Jealous still, the United States in their turn also developed a national consciousness, a dark and bitter one, as any so opposed to ours must be." He spoke not like a politician inflaming a crowd but like a professor setting out arguments- he had taken one path before choosing the other. "The German spirit of arrogance and militarism has taken hold in the United States; they see only the gun as the proper arbiter between nations, and their president takes Wilhelm as his model. He struts and swaggers and acts the fool in all regards." Now he sounded like a politician; he despised Theodore Roosevelt, and took pleasure in Roosevelt's dislike for him.
    Harry Turtledove
  • For Man's grim Justice goes its way, And will not swerve aside: It slays the weak, it slays the strong, It has a deadly stride: With iron heel it slays the strong, The monstrous parricide!
    Oscar Wilde

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