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  • She watched Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
  • looked more like a coronation than an inauguration
  • he was talked about for a week; then the coronation of the queen of England took place, followed by the theft of Mademoiselle Mars’s diamonds; and so people talked of something else.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Let us now proceed to the coronation of King Frank of Narnia and Helen his Queen.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew

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  • There’s order given for her coronation.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • on, my coronation day... I swore an oath that, if once I established peace in Narnia, I would sail east
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • But when the Augur named Cain announces the coronation, I stifle a gasp.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The coronation is part of the wedding.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • A painting of her on her coronation day hung in the fourth-floor hallway, and I used to study it when I was younger, trying to guess at how I would look as I grew.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The only other noteworthy tidbit was that Prince Kai’s coronation had been scheduled for the same evening of the Peace Festival, to take place before the ball.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • You wouldn’t survive the coronation night.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Then, when the train passed the fence where the three children were, newspapers and hands and handkerchiefs were waved madly, till all that side of the train was fluttery with white, like pictures of the King’s Coronation in the biograph at Maskelyne and Cook’s.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Today was a great day for him—the anniversary of his coronation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Or will it be to Rome for your coronation as the next Pope Pius?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Prepare for my coronation at the Heart Crystal.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It had been left to him to choose the date of her coronation, and he had picked noon on January 15, 1559.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "Why," said Albert, "he was talked about for a week; then the coronation of the queen of England took place, followed by the theft of Mademoiselle Mars’s diamonds; and so people talked of something else."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • About the epoch of the coronation, some petty affair connected with his curacy—just what, is not precisely known—took him to Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But the only thing to be considered here, is this—what kind of oil is used at coronations?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And so anon was the coronation made.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • She took charge and helped me pick out the dress I wouldwear for the coronation.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • The dim reflection of a remembered splendour, a colourless and manifold diluted repetition of what they had beheld in proud old London—we will not say at a royal coronation, but at a Lord Mayor’s show—might be traced in the customs which our forefathers instituted, with reference to the annual installation of magistrates.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Perhaps there ought to be a chapter about the coronation.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Three days later, word of the ascent reached Queen Elizabeth on the eve of her coronation, and the Times of London broke the news on the morning of June 2 in its early edition.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Finally convinced, even though reluctantly, she consented to the coronation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • On coronation, Coronation day!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And so anon was the coronation made.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • , at his coronation, when he descended our river Vesle from Sillery to Muison, when Madame the Maid of Orleans was also in the boat.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • As they proceeded down the mural, heading toward the back of Celbedeil, Eragon witnessed everything from the domestication of Feldunost to the carving of Isidar Mithrim, the first meeting between dwarves and elves, and the coronation of each new dwarf king.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Since hosting the coronation of William the Conqueror on Christmas Day in 1066, the dazzling sanctuary has witnessed an endless procession of royal ceremonies and affairs of state—from the canonization of Edward the Confessor, to the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, to the funerals of Henry V, Queen Elizabeth I, and Lady Diana.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Dread my lord, Your leave and favour to return to France; From whence though willingly I came to Denmark, To show my duty in your coronation; Yet now, I must confess, that duty done, My thoughts and wishes bend again toward France, And bow them to your gracious leave and pardon.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • It has to be a blade you can wear at all occasions, elegant enough for a coronation and tough enough to fend off a band of Kull.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Our coronation rings — do you remember first wearing this? — Why, this is the little brooch we all thought was lost — I say, isn’t that the armour you wore in the great tournament in the Lone Islands? — do you remember the dwarf making that for me? — do you remember drinking out of that horn? — do you remember, do you remember?
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • The King of Ceilan rode through his city with a large ruby in his hand, at the ceremony of his coronation.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • And as people are flocking from everywhere and from all sides, when they are going to war or to the coronation of a king, and are gathering like ants in droves, thus they flocked, like being drawn on by a magic spell, to where the great Buddha was awaiting his death, where the huge event was to take place and the great perfected one of an era was to become one with the glory.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • One part bacchanal, one part tribal potlatch, one part vestigial New England supper, the entire affair hinged on the coronation of the Strawberry Princess—always a virginal Japanese maiden dressed in satin and dusted carefully across the face with rice powder—in an oddly solemn ceremony before the Island County Courthouse at sundown of the inaugural evening.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • This is the custom of sending on a basket-woman, who is to precede the pomp at a coronation, and to strew the stage with flowers, before the great personages begin their procession.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • In open-mouthed wonder the lama turned to this and that, and finally checked in rapt attention before a large alto-relief representing a coronation or apotheosis of the Lord Buddha.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • He had been twice recommended for the V.C., whatever that might mean, and, although owing to some technicalities he had never received that apparently coveted order, he had some special place about his sovereign at the coronation.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • It had as many ramifications as the Cretan labyrinth, as many fluctuations as the Northern Lights, as much colour as a parterre in June, and was as crowded with figures as a coronation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Two tapestries of high warp represented the coronation of Esther (in which tradition would have it that the weaver had given to Ahasuerus the features of one of the kings of France and to Esther those of a lady of Guermantes whose lover he had been); their colours had melted into one another, so as to add expression, relief, light to the pictures.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Suspending those who had crowned the young prince, Denying the legality of his coronation; Binding with the chains of anathema, Using every means in your power to evince The King’s faithful servants, everyone who transacts His business in his absence, the business of the nation.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • …closets, empty the trunks, tear apart the attics, and wage a war of separation against the piles of clothing that had been seen once too often, the hats she had never worn because there had been no occasion to wear them while they were still in fashion, the shoes copied by European artists from those used by empresses for their coronations, and which were scorned here by highborn ladies because they were identical to the ones that black women bought at the market to wear in the house.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • This tale is of particular interest, not because of its extreme absurdity, but because it clearly announces, in unconscious burlesque, every one of the major motifs of the typical life of the hero: virgin birth, quest for the father, ordeal, atonement with the father, the assumption and coronation of the virgin mother, and finally, the heavenly triumph of the true sons while the pretenders are heated hot.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …she essayed to include in the furnishing and decoration of her house; Sutpen, the man whom, after seeing once and before any engagement existed anywhere save in his wife’s mind, he saw as a potential threat to the (now and at last) triumphant coronation of his old hardships and ambition, of which threat he was apparently sure enough to warrant a six hundred mile journey to prove it—this in a man who might have challenged and shot someone whom he disliked or feared but who would not…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • There will be time for a proper coronation when we return to the city.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Once they were like the coronations of a king, or the inauguration of a president.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • Saphira joined Eragon for the coronation.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • "She came to my coronation, you know," Eddis explained.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • And then it’s all off to a nice island for a big coronation feast.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
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