One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(1889–1945), Austrian-born Nazi leader, Chancellor of Germany 1933–45.
- 1.1as noun a Hitler A person with authoritarian or tyrannical characteristics.‘little Hitlers of the Trade Union movement’
- ‘Does this sort of rhetoric make us more likely to accurately identify future Hitlers, or less?’
- ‘The people said among themselves, ‘We have produced our own Hitlers.’’
- ‘Let's not repeat the mistakes of WWII and try to negotiate with the Hitlers of the world.’
- ‘That was an extreme case but don't we all see our very own Hitlers in real life.’
- ‘Gen is an almost normal being to the Hitlers of the school.’
- ‘I'm not going to bother fighting any giant alien dinosaurs or zombie Hitlers so I can topple Mr. X's fascist regime.’
- ‘Faced with a sea of little Hitlers, Schulz mutters almost to himself, ‘One Furhrer is enough!’’
- ‘I left the site on that wind-swept cold afternoon wondering why such reminders of the past like Dachau have failed to deter the latter-day Hitlers.’
- ‘What I think is important is that there are other possible Hitlers out there.’
- ‘Max Weber called it charisma, the strange power possessed by prophets and saviors, by heroes and demagogues, by the Gandhis and the Hitlers alike.’
- ‘Munich is the mind-set, but not if it prevents us from confronting still more little Hitlers.’
- ‘And now the head of the whole organization stands mum while asking for more money from the alleged Hitlers and Mussolinis.’
- ‘That's what the new Hitlers tell us - If you wanna live, better listen to us.’
- ‘She equated those in the U.S. who refused to stand up for equality, justice, and human rights in the nation to small Hitlers.’
- ‘So how about it: do we have any Hitlers or Stalins here?’
- ‘What right do these tinpot Hitlers have to tell other people what children they can have?’
- ‘But they're rude, they're abrupt, and they act like little tin Hitlers, lording it over their domain.’
- 1.1as noun a Hitler A person with authoritarian or tyrannical characteristics.
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