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reign
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Macbeth
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as in: uncertainty reigns Define
to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
  • ...Our fears in Banquo
    Stick deep; and in his royalty of nature
    Reigns that which would be fear’d.

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  • Uncertainty and fear reigned during those years.
  • Fame reigns in Hollywood.

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as in: She reigned over England Define
rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
  • —Yet my heart
    Throbs to know one thing: tell me,—if your art
    Can tell so much,—shall Banquo’s issue ever
    Reign in this kingdom?
  • ...better Macbeth
    Than such an one to reign.

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  • The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe’s most important reigning families.
  • during the reign of Henry VIII

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as in: She reigned over England Define
rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
as in: uncertainty reigns Define
to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
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