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reign
used in Frankenstein

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
She reigned over England
Definition
rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
  • "My reign is not yet over"—these words were legible in one of these inscriptions—"you live, and my power is complete."
    Chapter 24 (16% in)
reign = time of rule
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2  —1 use as in:
uncertainty reigns
Definition
to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
  • The presence of Safie diffused happiness among its inhabitants, and I also found that a greater degree of plenty reigned there.
    Chapter 15 (46% in)
reigned = prevailed (noticeably existed)
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