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  • His reign was also notable for successes against the Deccan states in southern India.

  • He was succeeded by his son, Akihito, who took the reign name Heisei (“Achieving Peace”).

  • In old age as a tyrannical recluse, he inflicted a reign of terror against the major personages of Rome.

  • The two ideograms (kanji) constituting the period’s reign name (gengō) are rei (meaning “order” or “auspicious”) and…

  • The Temple of Isis continued to flourish during Roman times and was not closed until the reign of Justinian I (527–565 ce).

  • A judicial papyrus of the following reign, however, reveals that problems existed in Egypt during Ramses IV’s reign.

  • Uda, moreover, managed to reign without a Fujiwara regent and, in the last six years of his reign, without a Fujiwara kampaku, because of the death of Mototsune.

  • , Nanjing), reign name (nianhao) of the second emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), under whose brief reign (1398–1402) a civil war nearly destroyed the newly founded dynasty.

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  • On February 9, 1796, the Chinese New Year, the new reign took the title of Jiaqing, but the customs of the years of the Qianlong reign were upheld in the palace until the death of the old emperor.

  • Thereafter, every emperor proclaimed a new nien-hao for his reign at the beginning of the year following his accession (sometimes an emperor redesignated his nien-hao on special occasions during his reign).

  • Their so-called Nan (Southern) Ming dynasty principally included the prince of Fu (Zhu Yousong, reign name Hongguang), the prince of Tang (Zhu Yujian, reign name Longwu), the prince of Lu (Zhu Yihai, no reign name), and the prince of Gui (Zhu Youlang, reign name Yongli).

  • Because of this reign-name practice (which was perpetuated under the succeeding Qing dynasty), modern writers, confusingly but correctly, refer to the Wanli emperor, for example, by his personal name, Zhu Yijun; by his temple name, Shenzong; or sometimes, incorrectly but conveniently, simply as Wanli, as if the reign name were a personal name.


  • verb social

    - have sovereign power

    Example: Henry VIII reigned for a long time

  • noun time

    - a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

    Example: he was helpless under the reign of his egotism

  • verb stative

    - be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

    Example: Money reigns supreme here

  • noun time

    - the period during which a monarch is sovereign

    Example: during the reign of Henry VIII

  • noun state

    - royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

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  • 17 sentence examples for reign from Encyclopedia Britannica
  • 1 sentence examples for reign from GutenbergBooks - The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical and Andecdotal by John Camden Hotten
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  • • Relevant word or phrase for reign is predominate
  • • Relevant word or phrase for reign is rule
  • • Relevant word or phrase for reign is dominate
  • • Relevant word or phrase for reign is prevail
  • • Relevant word or phrase for reign is sovereignty

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