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reign in Officials topic

reignreign2 ●○○ verb [intransitive]  1 PGOto rule a nation or group of nations as their king, queen, or emperor George VI reigned from 1936 to 1952.reign over Pharaohs reigned over Egypt for centuries.2 literaryIMPORTANT if a feeling or quality reigns, it exists strongly for a period of time For several minutes confusion reigned. Silence reigned while we waited for news.3 reigning champion4 reign supreme→ See Verb table
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reignIn the cities and towns now, a hideous vulgarity reigned.If he died on 14 December 705 he would have reigned a full twenty years and probably several months as well.The meritocracy that reigned among students thus functioned hardly at all within the faculty.Robert II reigned for 19 years and died in Dundonald Castle on 13th May, 1390.King George VI reigned from 1936 to 1952.Hyperinflation reigned in Argentina during the 1980s.Isolationism reigned in the Congress, reflecting a national mood.Similar panic was reigning in the kitchens.Penda was king from 633 to 655, but it is not known who had reigned over the Mercians in the period before.The wide-cut style still reigns supreme over slimmer styles, and are easier to wear.And it is not only in Washington that this belief reigns supreme.The last Moorish king reigned there until 1492.For he must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet.confusion reignedAnd it was true, as Christians never tired of pointing out, that a painful spiritual confusion reigned.Meanwhile, confusion reigned at Barnet yesterday just as the club seemed to have got over its recent problems.But confusion reigned over the idea of the menstrual cycle.