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Definition a government ruled by a king, queen, or other supreme ruler; or such a ruling family; or such a country
  • 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.
  • 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
  • I wondered what he'd say about the monarchy if he was here today.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • "The Lakelands, they're like us, a monarchy, nobles, a Silver elite to rule the rest.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • 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
  • "I am an admirer of Montesquieu," replied Prince Andrew, "and his idea that le principe des monarchies est l'honneur me parait incontestable.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • High school is a divine-right monarchy.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • One is monarchy, or kingship—which means there is only ne head of state.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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