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The California Board of Regents voted to increase student fees 32% at all University of California schools.
  a member of a governing board — especially at a state university


someone who rules a country temporarily while the king or queen is too young, too sick, or away
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regents regent regental
Occasionally, you may see the term, prince-regent. A prince-regent is a prince that serves in the role of regent.
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  • The California Board of Regents voted to increase student fees 32% at all University of California schools.
  • The King was captured, so his son served as Regent in his absence.
  • That if the Lord Regent... hears you are going to look for the lost Prince, he won’t let you start.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • I had an excellent person to leave as regent while I’m away
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader

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  • "You’ve got the royal family, the prince regents, Maer Alveron, Duchess Samista, Aculeus and Meluan Lackless…."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The EC news page, a half-dozen pictures of Emperor Rikan, two pictures of Kai—the prince regent.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I sat down, and typed "Michael Lawler" and "Regent Street, London" into the search engine.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • She’d seen it with Rusty at the Regent movie theater that winter, the year it won six Academy Awards.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • If we kept up our studies, we would all find next year’s algebra Regents exams to be well within our abilities, and we would fare quite well against all the other algebra students in the great State of New York.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • There was Praed Street with its pornographic bookshops that didn’t deal in real pornography; there was the Edgware Road, where the shops and restaurants seemed continually to be changing hands; there were the shops and crowds of Oxford Street and Regent Street.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • Bobbie had never seen any other canal, except the Regent’s Canal, and the water of that is not at all a pretty colour.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The captains showed plainly the concern they felt, the regent’s lady was downcast, and the pilgrims did not at all enjoy seeing their property confiscated.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Does m’Lord forget that I was his regent-siridar here before?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I mean the timorous or carping few who doubt the tendency of such books as "Jane Eyre:" in whose eyes whatever is unusual is wrong; whose ears detect in each protest against bigotry — that parent of crime — an insult to piety, that regent of God on earth.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He was her Europe: her emperor: her allied monarchs and august prince regent.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • If she was able to pass the entrance or regents’ examination, she would be permitted to enroll regardless of high school credits.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • This was the regent who was to become my guardian and benefactor for the next decade.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She wore a little grey dress of the most undecorated fashion, and Isabel wondered, as she had wondered the first time, if her remarkable kinswoman resembled more a queen-regent or the matron of a gaol.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • …Man nor Angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through Heaven and Earth: And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdom’s gate, and to simplicity Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems: Which now for once beguiled Uriel, though regent of the sun, and held The sharpest-sighted Spirit of all in Heaven; Who to the fraudulent impostor foul, In his uprightness, answer thus returned.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He knows that among those Illuminati who were Masons there was a regent degree.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "I am Joffrey’s regent, and I sent him a royal command!"
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Even when Tommen had no further need of a regent, the Lady of Casterly Rock would remain a power in the land.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • My uncle Kevan would make a passably good regent if someone pressed the duty on him, but he will never reach for it.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Yet even they were but the deputies of the "regents" in the cities, a very select group of great influence.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Pasquale, to take over as regent for his half-brother Niccolo, the rightful heir and good guy of the play, till he comes of age.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Happily for the success of this undertaking, the regents were not accustomed to resist these appeals to their generosity, whenever there was the smallest prospect of a donation to second the request.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • She wore a little grey dress of the most undecorated fashion, and Isabel wondered, as she had wondered the first time, if her remarkable kinswoman resembled more a queen-regent or the matron of a gaol.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • She had tried to convince the dwarves to appoint a regent for the duration of the war, but they were as stubborn as stone and had insisted upon carrying out their age-old ceremonies, though doing so meant abandoning the Varden in the middle of their campaign.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Then, still keeping a hundred yards behind, we followed into Oxford Street and so down Regent Street.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He walked from Westminster to his apartments near Regent’s Park, about two.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Regent Street is not unknown to Lascars and Malays; and at Bombay, in the Apollo Green, live Yankees have often scared the natives.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • On the walls of the classroom were dozens of certificates from the New York State Regents exam, testifying to first-class honors for Corcoran’s students.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It was formerly defended by a noble fort, which has since become a state prison; its commerce has dwindled away, and Passepartout in vain looked about him for such a bazaar as he used to frequent in Regent Street.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Many doctors testified before the Board of Regents and in the media on Southam’s behalf, saying they’d been conducting similar research for decades.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Shopping in Regent Street is perfectly splendid.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I had gone up to town about an investment, and I met him in Regent Street with hardly a coat to his back or a boot to his foot.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • It was a fine, clear, January day, wet under foot where the frost had melted, but cloudless overhead; and the Regent’s Park was full of winter chirrupings and sweet with spring odours.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • In those wagons in chests, hardly closed, and some, even, half-open, amid a hundred dazzling caskets, was that ancient crown of France, studded with diamonds, surmounted by the carbuncle of royalty, by the Regent diamond, which was worth thirty millions.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Over in San Gabriel, other cliques were formed such as Thee Regents, The Chancellors, Little Gents, The Intruders and Little Jesters.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Old Mr. Turveydrop had him christened Prince in remembrance of the Prince Regent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Claude said he had been out at Prince Regent Hospital, not far from Bujumbura, and some of the students from the high school in Kibimba were there.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Of the whole, as to a Protector, or Regent, may bee committed by the Predecessor of an Infant King, during his minority, the whole Administration of his Kingdome.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • What of the second Lord Beckenham, the companion of the Prince Regent in his wildest days, and one of the witnesses at the secret marriage with Mrs. Fitzherbert?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • One Sunday afternoon I followed the crowds to the zoological gardens in Regent’s Park.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Stoking long-standing disputes on the subject, there is news of late, starting with July’s decision by the California Board of Regents to end preferential admissions based on race and this fall’s demonstrations at the University of California at Berkeley and elsewhere by minority students.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Just as she was she could have sat in advance for the portrait of the young daughter of the Regent d’Orleans, at the famous dinner whence she was carried, foul-mouthed, intoxicated, and helpless, to her bed, in the lost and lamented days of the Ancient Regime.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Get to the Regent Hotel in Kowloon.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Coldly shaking his niece’s hand, Ralph left her at the top of Regent Street, and turned down a by-thoroughfare, intent on schemes of money-getting.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • It’s a popular shortcut, the Inner Circle of Regent’s Park.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • And then he remembered the carriages and the finely groomed geldings that threaded through London’s Regent Park with tourists during the summer months; he laughed out loud at the comparison.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
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