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  • As substitutes, I had four angels, of Queen Anne’s reign, taking a complacent gentleman to heaven, in festoons, with some difficulty; and a composition in needlework representing fruit, a kettle, and an alphabet.
  • In this society, and where not, my Lady Dedlock reigns supreme.

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  • Such stillness and composure reigned within the orderly precincts of the old red wall that even the feathers hung in garlands to scare the birds hardly stirred; and the wall had such a ripening influence that where, here and there high up, a disused nail and scrap of list still clung to it, it was easy to fancy that they had mellowed with the changing seasons and that they had rusted and decayed according to the common fate.

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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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