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sovereign
used in Dracula

6 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
  • I was handing him the half-sovereign, when something came bobbing up against the window, and Mr. Bilder's face doubled its natural length with surprise.
    Chapter 11 (61% in)
  • I couldn't cope in badinage with the worthy Thomas, but I thought I knew a surer way to his heart, so I said, "Now, Mr. Bilder, we'll consider that first half-sovereign worked off, and this brother of his is waiting to be claimed when you've told me what you think will happen."
    Chapter 11 (55% in)
  • I quite understood their drift, and after a stiff glass of strong grog, or rather more of the same, and with each a sovereign in hand, they made light of the attack, and swore that they would encounter a worse madman any day for the pleasure of meeting so 'bloomin' good a bloke' as your correspondent.
    Chapter 12 (70% in)
  • He replied, "Well guv'nor, you've treated me very 'an'some", I had given him half a sovereign, "an I'll tell yer all I know.
    Chapter 20 (6% in)
  • I told him that if he could get me the address it would be worth another half sovereign to him.
    Chapter 20 (8% in)
  • Through the sound of the shivering glass I could hear the "ting" of the gold, as some of the sovereigns fell on the flagging.
    Chapter 23 (40% in)

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