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reign
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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reign
Used in
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • The blackness of darkness reigned, the perfect stillness was interrupted only by occasional mutterings of distant thunder.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A groan escaped from poor Potter, and he put his face in his hands and rocked his body softly to and fro, while a painful silence reigned in the court-room.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The children fastened their eyes upon their bit of candle and watched it melt slowly and pitilessly away; saw the half inch of wick stand alone at last; saw the feeble flame rise and fall, climb the thin column of smoke, linger at its top a moment, and then—the horror of utter darkness reigned! How long afterward it was that Becky came to a slow consciousness that she was crying in Tom's arms, neither could tell.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When they reached the haunted house there was something so weird and grisly about the dead silence that reigned there under the baking sun, and something so depressing about the loneliness and desolation of the place, that they were afraid, for a moment, to venture in.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: She reigned over England
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