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reign
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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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
  • These two Kings and two Queens governed Narnia well, and long and happy was their reign.

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  • The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe’s most important reigning families.
  • during the reign of Henry VIII

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as in: uncertainty reigns Define
to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
  • ...it is winter in Narnia ... Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns...

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  • Uncertainty and fear reigned during those years.
  • Fame reigns in Hollywood.

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  • …mouth of this river which ought to be the capital of the whole country if all was as it should be — down at Cair Paravel there are four thrones and it’s a saying in Narnia time out of mind that when two Sons of Adam and two Daughters of Eve sit in those four thrones, then it will be the end not only of the White Witch’s reign but of her life, and that is why we had to be so cautious as we came along, for if she knew about you four, your lives wouldn’t be worth a shake of my whiskers!

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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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