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reign
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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reign
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • The most profound terror reigned throughout the house.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A more than deathlike silence then reigned in the house.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, no, you must first say if you declare yourself for the king of a day who now reigns, or for his majesty the emperor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Well, you know he reigned over a rich valley which was overhung by the mountain whence he derived his picturesque name.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The gratings are every day carefully examined by jailers, whose herculean proportions and cold pitiless expression prove them to have been chosen to reign over their subjects for their superior activity and intelligence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A cloud settled on his brow, evincing decided anxiety and uneasiness, instead of the expression of offended pride which had lately reigned there.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nature subdued must yield in the combat, the dream must succeed to reality, and then the dream reigns supreme, then the dream becomes life, and life becomes the dream.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He descended, or rather seemed to descend, several steps, inhaling the fresh and balmy air, like that which may be supposed to reign around the grotto of Circe, formed from such perfumes as set the mind a dreaming, and such fires as burn the very senses; and he saw again all he had seen before his sleep, from Sinbad, his singular host, to Ali, the mute attendant; then all seemed to fade away and become confused before his eyes, like the last shadows of the magic lantern before it is…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Instead of a rude mixture of sailors, soldiers, and those belonging to the humblest grade of life, the present assembly was composed of the very flower of Marseilles society,—magistrates who had resigned their office during the usurper's reign; officers who had deserted from the imperial army and joined forces with Conde; and younger members of families, brought up to hate and execrate the man whom five years of exile would convert into a martyr, and fifteen of restoration elevate to…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Are we threatened with a fresh Reign of Terror?" asked another.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "'Tis true, madame," answered he, "that my father was a Girondin, but he was not among the number of those who voted for the king's death; he was an equal sufferer with yourself during the Reign of Terror, and had well-nigh lost his head on the same scaffold on which your father perished."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then who reigns in France at this moment—Napoleon II.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …a woman with a stern, forbidding eye, though still noble and distinguished in appearance, despite her fifty years—"ah, these revolutionists, who have driven us from those very possessions they afterwards purchased for a mere trifle during the Reign of Terror, would be compelled to own, were they here, that all true devotion was on our side, since we were content to follow the fortunes of a falling monarch, while they, on the contrary, made their fortune by worshipping the rising sun;…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It might be so under the Bourbons, but at present"— "It has always been so, my dear Morrel, since the reign of Louis XIV.  (not reviewed by editor)

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