Usage examples for reigning

  1. Two or three of them had their heads together around the cash- book desk, where Marks was now reigning monarch. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  2. Perhaps it may not be unworthy of notice, that I was thus called to pronounce the burial discourse over the body of the last reigning, spiritual Prince Abbot in Germany. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. Do you have much reigning to do, this afternoon? – Ministry of Disturbance by Henry Beam Piper
  4. The reigning beauty of the hour, her portrait was enjoying a vogue of its own in the public prints. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. " It seems a good deal," said Charlotte, with a sigh, " and yet it is too little, since with it all I have not as yet found the means of reigning exclusively over your majesty's heart." – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  6. By permission from the reigning dynasty of China, then tottering to its fall, they were allowed to establish a factory on the S. W. coast of Formosa, where they erected a fort, which they named Fort Zealand. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  7. " Bayete,"- the royal salute; " Greater of the Twin Stars," must have been intended for one of the two Kings, brothers, then reigning over Zululand, Dingane or Mhlangana. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  8. In the first place, signs and tokens of a renewed confidence in monarchy and of a revived attachment to the reigning House were becoming daily more numerous. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  9. Both these principles may be seen at work in lines 1 to 5 of selection I, page 1. Proca naturally stands first, partly because the whole work is a story of the deeds of men, partly because at this point he is especially important, as being the reigning king, with power to choose his own successor. – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  10. The British officers were on board, he forthwith informed us, and were demanding, in accordance with the martial law now reigning at Gibraltar, a sight of each passenger and his passport before the ship should proceed. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  11. It would embarrass the State and the reigning powers, would it not? – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  12. I love my niece, my Lady Molly, so well, that I could wish her two or three years of Virginia, with your mother reigning over her. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. At his trial the principle, which had already had so much weight in the proceedings against Mary Stuart, was expressly stated, that every attempt at rebellion must be looked on as directed against the life of the reigning sovereign. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  14. On one occasion, Mary states, he brought his elder brother, the reigning baron, to call upon them. – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  15. They have lately had the honour of entertaining at dinner the Reigning Prince of Teutoburger- Waldhain and his mother the Princess Dowager, with their suite. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  16. He is going to Lake Champlain, to fix on his seat of empire, or rather Emily's; for I see she will be the reigning queen, and he only her majesty's consort. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  17. No. 3 was the reigning personality, and she was herself a lover of music and an excellent critic. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  18. Why talk of reigning? – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. You see, he's been reigning twenty- five years, hasn't he, Don? – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  20. I should like to see the Stuarts instead of the Hanoverians reigning over us; but after all, Malcolm, England and Scotland are one nation. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty