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He was imprisoned for insulting the Thai monarchy.
  a government ruled by a king, queen, or other supreme ruler; or such a ruling family; or such a country
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Strongly Associated with:   oligarchy, autarchy
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  • He was imprisoned for insulting the Thai monarchy.
  • In a constitutional monarchy like Great Britain’s, survival of the monarchy depends upon popular consent.
  • The monarchy is over three hundred years old, but it was forced to share power and adopt a constitution during the last century.
  • I wondered what he’d say about the monarchy if he was here today.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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  • Destroying the monarchy is more up the Southern rebels’ alley.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I pulled on my outfit and brushed out my hair, preparing for another day as the future face of the monarchy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Among many, many others, the following things were definitely not interesting: the pupillary sphincter, mitosis, baroque architecture, jokes that have physics equations as punch lines, the British monarchy, Russian grammar, and the significant rule that salt has played in human history.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He said this knowing that his own country could not be a choice, as it was not a monarchy.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Bhutan, which under the 1865 Treaty of Sinchulu ceded border land to Britain; and Britain, which in exchange for that land provided Bhutan an annual subsidy, and under whose influence Bhutan’s monarchy was established in 1907.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • All I can guess is that for Morgenstern, the real narrative was not Buttercup and the remarkable things she endures, but, rather, the history of the monarchy and other such stuff.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • "The Lakelands, they’re like us, a monarchy, nobles, a Silver elite to rule the rest.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Anyway, Afghanistan is no longer a monarchy, Mariam.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Kabul awoke the next morning to find that the monarchy was a thing of the past.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The republican institutions of our country have produced simpler and happier manners than those which prevail in the great monarchies that surround it.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • You think it inexorable, sir; but what of the whole monarchy, sir?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Although Queen Genevieve ruled her queendom judiciously, with care for the well-being of her people, the monarchy had been forever weakened.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Lilly: Well, if you want to tolerate the excesses of the monarchy, you can be my guest, Michael.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • One is monarchy, or kingship—which means there is only ne head of state.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But Matilda, though of the royal Saxon blood, was not the heir to the monarchy.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Even the appellation "House of Usher" suggests European monarchy and aristocracy—the Houses of Bourbon or Hanover, for instance—rather than an American place or family.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In the general re-christening under the Directory of the craft originally forming the navy of the French monarchy, the St. Louis line-of-battle ship was named the Atheiste.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Oh, your great work on the monarchy of Italy!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The entire monarchy of the Turk is governed by one lord, the others are his servants; and, dividing his kingdom into sanjaks, he sends there different administrators, and shifts and changes them as he chooses.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags—that is a loyalty of unreason, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy, was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • But he died and left the monarchy to his firstborn.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • "The Norris fear of the establishment of an absolute monarchy under Wilson is grotesque," said the Lincoln Star.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The DAY DREAM it was, Sir Percy Blakeney’s yacht, which was ready to take Armand St. Just back to France into the very midst of that seething, bloody Revolution which was overthrowing a monarchy, attacking a religion, destroying a society, in order to try and rebuild upon the ashes of tradition a new Utopia, of which a few men dreamed, but which none had the power to establish.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • …for the United States; for the churches of the United States; for Congress; for the President; for the officers of the Government; for poor sailors, tossed by stormy seas; for the oppressed millions groaning under the heel of European monarchies and Oriental despotisms; for such as have the light and the good tidings, and yet have not eyes to see nor ears to hear withal; for the heathen in the far islands of the sea; and closed with a supplication that the words he was about to…
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Its monarchy.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • To this arms make answer that without them laws cannot be maintained, for by arms states are defended, kingdoms preserved, cities protected, roads made safe, seas cleared of pirates; and, in short, if it were not for them, states, kingdoms, monarchies, cities, ways by sea and land would be exposed to the violence and confusion which war brings with it, so long as it lasts and is free to make use of its privileges and powers.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • In reality, I know but of one solid objection to absolute monarchy.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The councillor pressing his little cocked hat to his breast repeated his bows, while Tuvache, bent like a bow, also smiled, stammered, tried to say something, protested his devotion to the monarchy and the honour that was being done to Yonville.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Earth still possessed democracies, monarchies, benevolent dictatorships, communism and capitalism.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • On April 19, barely a week before the election, Chief Buthelezi accepted the offer of a constitutional role for the Zulu monarchy and agreed to participate.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Th’ infernal Serpent; he it was whose guile, Stirred up with envy and revenge, deceived The mother of mankind, what time his pride Had cast him out from Heaven, with all his host Of rebel Angels, by whose aid, aspiring To set himself in glory above his peers, He trusted to have equalled the Most High, If he opposed, and with ambitious aim Against the throne and monarchy of God, Raised impious war in Heaven and battle proud, With vain attempt.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • At this stage, therefore, the proletarians do not fight their enemies, but the enemies of their enemies, the remnants of absolute monarchy, the landowners, the non-industrial bourgeois, the petty bourgeoisie.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or, lastly—an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,—the high respectability and political influence of the criminal’s connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • …Russian Order of Saint Nicholas of the First Class, of the Turkish Order of the Crescent, First Lord of the Powder Closet and Groom of the Back Stairs, Colonel of the Gaunt or Regent’s Own Regiment of Militia, a Trustee of the British Museum, an Elder Brother of the Trinity House, a Governor of the White Friars, and D.C.L.—died after a series of fits brought on, as the papers said, by the shock occasioned to his lordship’s sensibilities by the downfall of the ancient French monarchy.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • High school is a divine-right monarchy.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The splendor of the ruined monarchy had no reflection save in those inestimable precious stones.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
  • "I didn’t know the Glatun ever had a monarchy," Tyler said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • An early attempt was absolute monarchy, passionately defended as the ’divine right of kings.’
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Or the monarchy itself.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • We cannot allow every lord with a measure of troops to believe that he can set himself up as ruler of his own petty monarchy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • When he gave his younger brother the uniform he’d outgrown, Cesar felt like a prince accepting a crown without a monarchy.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The French Revolution in the late 1700s wasn’t just an uprising of common people overthrowing the monarchy in favor of democracy and republicanism.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • This point is more prominent and more discoverable in republics, whilst it is more remote and more carefully concealed in monarchies, but it always exists somewhere.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Republics love war as much as monarchies.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The private life of one man shall be a more illustrious monarchy, more formidable to its enemy, more sweet and serene in its influence to its friend, than any kingdom in history.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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