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[kween-ship] /ˈkwin ʃɪp/
the state, office, or dignity of a queen.
Origin of queenship
First recorded in 1530-40; queen + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No divided allegiance, no hollow semblance of queenship for her!

  • If she care enow for her queenship to lie over it, I will not be Queen either.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • Casilda takes no pleasure in this sudden accession to queenship.

    The Secrets of a Savoyard Henry A. Lytton
  • It precipitated a revolution which quickly brought her queenship to an end.

  • He has as much pride in the house as the Queen has in her queenship, and with infinitely more reason.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • With the episode as foundation, Count William had already builded up the future queenship of England.


    James Branch Cabell
  • The gifts you bring, the queenship of the world of wine-inspired Fancies, cannot quell my grief at Theseus' loss.

  • She forgot the men marching in the streets, forgot the outrage to her queenship, in the face of the menace to her womanhood.

    A Witch Shall Be Born Robert E. Howard
  • But it was left for Giotto to make the queenship better beloved, in its sweet humiliation.

    Mornings in Florence John Ruskin
  • She had been born a princess of royal blood, heir to a queenship in her tribe in a far-away African kingdom.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter

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