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Definition a government or country ruled by a king of queen; or the ruling family of such a country
  • The monarchy is over three hundred years old, but it was forced to share power and adopt a constitution during the last century.
monarchy = a government ruled by a king of queen
  • In a constitutional monarchy like Great Britain's, the power of the monarch is severely limited by a constitution.
  • monarchy = a government or country with a king of queen
  • He was imprisoned for insulting the Thai monarchy.
  • monarchy = a government ruled by a king of queen
  • The constitutional monarchy had been abolished, replaced by a republic, led by a president of the republic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • monarchy = form of government in which a king or queen rules
  • She was a thoughtful, well-read young woman, with opinions on a variety of topics such as the responsibility that came with Britain's military power, the nature of commerce and industry under a monarchy, how to care for the poor and neglected, the sensationalist tendencies of the Fleet Street papers, and the convolutions of the legal system as exposed by the eminent author Charles Dickens.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • monarchy = government ruled by a king or queen
  • There never had been, even in the old days of the monarchy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • monarchy = form of government in which a king or queen rules
  • The general believed that, sooner or later, Afghanistan would be freed, the monarchy restored, and his services would once again be called upon.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • monarchy = form of government in which a king or queen rules
  • Kabul awoke the next morning to find that the monarchy was a thing of the past.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • monarchy = form of government in which a king or queen rules
  • 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
  • monarchy = government (ruled by a king or queen)
  • 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 Matilda, though of the royal Saxon blood, was not the heir to the monarchy.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • 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
  • "The Norris fear of the establishment of an absolute monarchy under Wilson is grotesque," said the Lincoln Star.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • "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
  • The royalists around Addis Ababa, who believed in the Emperor and the monarchy, had set off bombs in government offices in the capital.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Lilly: Well, if you want to tolerate the excesses of the monarchy, you can be my guest, Michael.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • In reality, I know but of one solid objection to absolute monarchy.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He said this knowing that his own country could not be a choice, as it was not a monarchy.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "The Lakelands, they're like us, a monarchy, nobles, a Silver elite to rule the rest.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen

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