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The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago
  the ceremony of putting a monarch on the throne — often metaphorical
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  • The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago
  • Choice enthrones the consumer—not the regulator or the political contributor.
  • Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow,
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel
  • Dorothea, he said to himself, was forever enthroned in his soul: no other woman could sit higher than her footstool;
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch

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  • Casy squatted down like the others, facing Grampa enthroned on the running board.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • About her feel in wide vessels of green and brown earthenware, white water-lilies were floating, so that she seemed to be enthroned in the midst of a pool.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • You’ll sit enthroned and enshrined, you, the little people, the absolute ruler to make all past rulers squirm with envy, the absolute, the unlimited, God and Prophet and King combined.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In both, there were several knots of loungers, squalid and miserable, but now with a manifest sense of power enthroned on their distress.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And this is the object before whom we used to stand in anguish as he sat up there enthroned at his desk, spearing at us with his pencil for our mistakes in those irregular French verbs with which afterwards we made so little headway in France.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Nestor appeared enthroned among his sons, while friends around them skewered the red beef or held it scorching.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • Where angels might have sat enthroned, devils lurked, and glared out menacing.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • The younger lady was in the lovely bloom and spring-time of womanhood; at that age, when, if ever angels be for God’s good purposes enthroned in mortal forms, they may be, without impiety, supposed to abide in such as hers.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Yea, for these laws were not ordained of Zeus, And she who sits enthroned with gods below, Justice, enacted not these human laws.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • On a fine autumnal afternoon, Ichabod, in pensive mood, sat enthroned on the lofty stool from whence he usually watched all the concerns of his little literary realm.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • "La, man!" interrupted honest Lady Portarles, "you are still young enough to turn your back on that French scarecrow that sits enthroned in your box to-night."
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I don’t sit, but take my place, kneeling, near the chair with the footstool where Serena Joy will shortly enthrone herself, leaning on her cane while she lowers herself down.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove’s high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Behind it came another of the same form, with another aged man enthroned, who, stopping the cart, said in a voice no less solemn than that of the first, "I am the sage Alquife, the great friend of Urganda the Unknown," and passed on.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • ’tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • One branch sprang from this pair, which mounted to a third stage, where sat the effigy of Edward VI. himself, enthroned in royal majesty; and the whole pageant was framed with wreaths of roses, red and white.’
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Going in to exult over a fallen enemy and to praise a strong-minded sister for the banishment of an objectionable lover, it certainly was a shock to behold the aforesaid enemy serenely sitting on the sofa, with the strongminded sister enthroned upon his knee and wearing an expression of the most abject submission.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • When Wordsworth was enthroned they carried pocket copies; and when Shelley was belittled they allowed him to grow dusty on their shelves.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • She might make an excellent queen, Eragon admitted to himself,but she’s so devious, it’s impossible to know whether she would support the Varden once she was enthroned .
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • With him enthroned Sat sable-vested Night, eldest of things, The consort of his reign; and by them stood Orcus and Ades, and the dreaded name Of Demogorgon; Rumour next, and Chance, And Tumult, and Confusion, all embroiled, And Discord with a thousand various mouths.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Bathsheba still remained enthroned inside the window, and occupied herself in knitting, from which she sometimes looked up to view the fading scene outside.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • You want to enthrone good taste again.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • This presentation had lasted for more than three hours, but it had enthroned a new sense of reality in the hearts of those present, a sense of man on earth.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Among them was Mrs. Van Osburgh, swaying majestically in her C-spring barouche, with Mrs. Percy Gryce at her side, and the new heir to the Gryce millions enthroned before them on his nurse’s knees.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She was a woman of middle-age, with well-formed features of the type usually found where perspicacity is the chief quality enthroned within.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Phaedrus’ mind races on and on and then on further, seeing now at last a kind of evil thing, an evil deeply entrenched in himself, which pretends to try to understand love and beauty and truth and wisdom but whose real purpose is never to understand them, whose real purpose is always to usurp them and enthrone itself.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Dorothea, he said to himself, was forever enthroned in his soul: no other woman could sit higher than her footstool; and if he could have written out in immortal syllables the effect she wrought within him, he might have boasted after the example of old Drayton, that,— "Queens hereafter might be glad to live Upon the alms of her superfluous praise."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • At the same moment he saw that May, serenely enthroned between Mr. van der Luyden and Mr. Selfridge Merry, had cast a quick glance down the table.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • …Henry opulent, sensuous, sinful; the inference of great and easy wealth measured by steamboat loads in place of a tedious inching of sweating human figures across cotton fields; the flash and glitter of a myriad carriage wheels, in which women, enthroned and immobile and passing rapidly across the vision, appeared like painted portraits beside men in linen a little finer and diamonds a little brighter and in broadcloth a little trimmer and with hats raked a little more above faces a…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • …the Swann they had built up for their own purposes my family had left out, in their ignorance, a whole crowd of the details of his daily life in the world of fashion, details by means of which other people, when they met him, saw all the Graces enthroned in his face and stopping at the line of his arched nose as at a natural frontier; but they contrived also to put into a face from which its distinction had been evicted, a face vacant and roomy as an untenanted house, to plant in the…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Here’s the pang that pinches: His Highness having liv’d so long with her, and she So good a lady that no tongue could ever Pronounce dishonour of her,—by my life, She never knew harm-doing—O, now, after So many courses of the sun enthroned, Still growing in a majesty and pomp, the which To leave a thousand-fold more bitter than ’tis sweet at first to acquire,—after this process, To give her the avaunt, it is a pity Would move a monster.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • But weak as was his material frame, his mind was still enthroned.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The newspaper was now enthroned, and /belles lettres/ were cultivated almost in private, and as a mystery.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He saw his son enthroned in all the florid sentiment of commencement, and the whole of his heart was lifted out of the dust.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The God that in my breast is owned Can deeply stir the inner sources; The God, above my powers enthroned, He cannot change external forces.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • I feared she was sailing to her doom, yet now I find her here enthroned, mistress of an ancient city, surrounded by a mighty host that she raised up out of dreams.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • An image of himself as—was it that?—a blind old man enthroned in his livingroom, speaking with neighbors of balanced trade and income taxes and the troubles in Asia?
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "Even if Illyrio is the friend you think him," the knight said stubbornly, "he is not powerful enough to enthrone you by himself, no more than he could your brother."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • There were posters in the dirty windows and a languid, enthroned man offering tickets and intoning all day long the words, "Have-you-seen-Emma?" in a voice so tired it gave the effect of downright menace.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • There were posters in the dirty windows and a languid, enthroned man offering tickets and intoning all day long the words, "Have—you—seen—Em-ma?" in a voice so tired it gave the effect of downright menace.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • But, alas! the government of the world presumes war as an eternal condition; wherefore, over Mind and above God, the Roman has enthroned his Caesar, the absorbent of all attainable power, the prohibition of any other greatness.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • I see well enough now that I hoped for the impossible—for the laying of what is the most obstinate ghost of man’s creation, of the uneasy doubt uprising like a mist, secret and gnawing like a worm, and more chilling than the certitude of death—the doubt of the sovereign power enthroned in a fixed standard of conduct.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Theyare "presided over" by some of the six lovely sisters; who do not wear crinolines, but are robed in splendid Venetian draperies; they sit enthroned, and talk with foreign emphatic gestures —my mother too gesticulated, throwing her hands out—to the eminent men (afterwards to be made fun of by Lytton) ; rulers of India, statesmen, poets, painters.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Enthroned there under his hat, he observed our household through his un-glasses and swished the animal-tail fly swatter that denoted his station in life.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Thetis i had kept in mind her mission for her son, and rising like a dawn mist from the sea into a cloud she soared aloft in heaven to high Olympos, Zeus with massive brows she found apart, on the chief crest enthroned, and slipping down before him, her left hand placed on his knees and her right hand held up to cup his chin, she made her plea to him: "O Father Zeus, if ever amid immortals by word or deed I served you, grant my wish and see to my son’s honor!
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • …days.
    Inside to left and right, in a long unbroken row
    from farthest outer gate to the inmost chamber,
    thrones stood backed against the wall, each draped
    with a finely spun brocade, women’s handsome work.
    Here the Phaeacian lords would sit enthroned,
    dining, drinking—the feast flowed on forever.
    And young boys, molded of gold, set on pedestals
    standing firm, were lifting torches high in their hands
    to flare through the nights and light the feasters down the hall.
    And Alcinous…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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