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 Meanings and Examples of REIGN
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reign
 n.  sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence
Classic Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
1  Early Briton; Plantagenets; Tudors; Stuarts--she ticked them off, but probably she had forgotten a reign or two.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 6
2  Extinct she must be, since she had lived in the reign of Queen Victoria.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
3  And he had it in charge from high authority to bring about the great public-office Millennium, when Commissioners should reign upon earth.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
4  Sissy, though well acquainted with his Royal line, had no personal knowledge of the present Emperor, and his reign was peaceful.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
5  The Emperor Charlemagne, in whose reign they were first introduced, seems to have been very sensible of the inconveniences arising from the fashion of this garment.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
6  Not the reign of your vainly-expected Messiah offers such power to your dispersed tribes as my ambition may aim at.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  Thou art ever my better angel, Waldemar," said the Prince; "and when I have such a chancellor to advise withal, the reign of John will be renowned in our annals.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  But that was in the golden--monetarily--latter half of Queen Victoria's reign.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
9  Indeed, it is a question if the exclusive reign of this orthodox beauty is not approaching its last quarter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
10  Bring glory then to Alexander's reign.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III
11  You say you can't see a reign of goodness and truth on earth.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII
12  Yet he might have united them to his empire and in a single reign would have extended Russia from the Gulf of Bothnia to the mouths of the Danube.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
13  I should have associated my son in the Empire; my dictatorship would have been finished, and his constitutional reign would have begun.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVIII
14  All the horrors of the reign of terror were based only on solicitude for public tranquillity.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV
15  We can no longer both reign together.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  The gallant soldiers lost their lives so that peace might reign again.
2  Happy are the families where the government of parents is the reign of affection, and obedience of the children the submission to love.
3  Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
4  His reign has never been considered particularly noteworthy.
5  51-year-old Tuheitia Paki is the eldest son of the previous monarch, who died last week at the age of 75, after a reign of 40 years.
6  The new king began his reign by restoring order that the lawless interregnum had destroyed.
7  The bicycle reigned supreme as Britain's most popular mode of transport.
8  Confusion reigned about how the debate would end.
9  The football superpowers of England, Spain, and Italy provide four teams each including the reigning champions Liverpool, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
10  The reigning champion will defend her title tonight.
11  After a year without defeat, the team now reigns supreme as the finest in the country.
12  At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit ; and at forty, the judgment.
13  It is an event in which she reigns supreme.
14  The Queen reigns but does not rule.
15  The Queen of Britain reigns, but she does not rule or govern.