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reign
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Hard Times
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  • And he had it in charge from high authority to bring about the great public-office Millennium, when Commissioners should reign upon earth.
  • Sissy, though well acquainted with his Royal line, had no personal knowledge of the present Emperor, and his reign was peaceful.

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  • For the rest, she knew that after officehours, she reigned supreme over all the office furniture, and over a locked-up iron room with three locks, against the door of which strong chamber the light porter laid his head every night, on a truckle bed, that disappeared at cockcrow.

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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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