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Reign of Terror
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
  • "Are we threatened with a fresh Reign of Terror?" asked another.
    Chapters 9-10 (2% in)
  • ...a woman with a stern, forbidding eye, though still noble and distinguished in appearance, despite her fifty years—"ah, these revolutionists, who have driven us from those very possessions they afterwards purchased for a mere trifle during the Reign of Terror, would be compelled to own, were they here, that all true devotion was on our side, since we were content to follow the fortunes of a falling monarch, while they, on the contrary, made their fortune by worshipping the rising sun;...
    Chapters 5-6 (62% in)
  • " 'tis true, madame," answered he, "that my father was a Girondin, but he was not among the number of those who voted for the king's death; he was an equal sufferer with yourself during the Reign of Terror, and had well-nigh lost his head on the same scaffold on which your father perished."
    Chapters 5-6 (68% in)

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