There was a lowering energy in her face as she stood looking at me while I explained the impossibility of my engaging her (without thinking it necessary to say how very little I desired to do so), which seemed to bring visibly before me some woman from the streets of Paris in the reign of terror.
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This was followed by the reign of terror that shaped the lives of people of color following the collapse of Reconstruction until World War II.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
"Are we threatened with a fresh Reign of Terror?" asked another.