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reign
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1  —as in:
She reigned over England
Definition rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
  • The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe's most important reigning families.
reigning = ruling
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • during the reign of Henry VIII
  • One and all we felt that the holy calm that lay like sunshine over the wasted face and form was only an earthly token and symbol of the calm that was to reign for ever.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • reign = rule
  • She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's coveralls, but after her five o'clock bath she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • reign = rule
  • In the reign of Henry VIII.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • reign = the time during which a king or queen ruled
  • 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
  • reign = the time during which they ruled
  • —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
  • reign = rule
  • Their reign was the Golden Age in Narnia...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • reign = the time of their rule
  • ...their reign had been the golden age of Narnia.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • reign = time of rule (of those kings and queens)
  • ...you shall be taught obedience to my reign.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
reign = rule (like that of a king or queen)

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2  —as in:
uncertainty reigns
Definition to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
  • Uncertainty and fear reigned during those years.
reigned = to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Fame reigns in Hollywood.
  • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • Cash reigns supreme when interest rates are so high.
  • A vast silence reigned over the land.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • reigned = was most powerful or noticeable
  • Stillness reigns, the torches blink dully, the time drags heavily.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • reigns = is most noticeable (predominate)
  • ...Our fears in Banquo
    Stick deep; and in his royalty of nature
    Reigns that which would be fear'd.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • reigns = is most powerful, important, or noticeable
  • ...gloom and fear reigned over Narnia.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • reigned = was most powerful or noticeable
  • ...it is winter in Narnia ... Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
reigns = is important or noticeable

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