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reign
as in:  She reigned over England


The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe’s most important reigning families.
  rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
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reign reigns reigning reigned
Strongly Associated with:   rein
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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
  • —Yet my heart
    Throbs to know one thing: tell me,—if your art
    Can tell so much,—shall Banquo’s issue ever
    Reign in this kingdom?
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • These two Kings and two Queens governed Narnia well, and long and happy was their reign.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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  • Their reign was the Golden Age in Narnia...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • In the reign of Henry VIII.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • ...their reign had been the golden age of Narnia.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • She was only a little bit of a thing compared with one of our ships, or even with the ... which Narnia had owned when Lucy and Edmund had reigned there
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • ...you shall be taught obedience to my reign.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • And equal over equals to let reign,
    One over all with unsucceeded power.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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  • ...better Macbeth
    Than such an one to reign.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
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Associated words [difficulty]:   reign [2] , rein [1]
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