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sovereign
used in Jane Eyre

5 uses
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Definition
of a person:  a nation's ruler or head of state

of a political body:  not controlled by outside forces
  • Then, signior, I lay on you my sovereign behest to furbish up your lungs and other vocal organs, as they will be wanted on my royal service.
    Chapter 17 (88% in)
  • ...affection from you, or Miss Temple, or any other whom I truly love, I would willingly submit to have the bone of my arm broken, or to let a bull toss me, or to stand behind a kicking horse, and let it dash its hoof at my chest — " "Hush, Jane! you think too much of the love of human beings; you are too impulsive, too vehement; the sovereign hand that created your frame, and put life into it, has provided you with other resources than your feeble self, or than creatures feeble as you.
    Chapter 8 (22% in)
  • I wish I had only offered you a sovereign instead of ten pounds.
    Chapter 21 (24% in)
  • The ring, Adele, is in my breeches-pocket, under the disguise of a sovereign: but I mean soon to change it to a ring again.
    Chapter 24 (63% in)
  • You shall be mine: I claim you — not for my pleasure, but for my Sovereign's service."
    Chapter 34 (63% in)

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