Not the all-producing summer is so rich in bounty as the mind is rich in thought when working its regnant and creative moods.
It was urged that Nero was then regnant when this command of non-resistance was given.
It is difficult to assert a timid individuality in the presence of a regnant force.
Even a mild admonition from the regnant Pope had failed to produce any effect.
The highest moral ideal is not, and never can be, the righteousness that is regnant, but that which is militant and agonizing.
His regnant desires, by which his worthy little life was governed, were to love and to please.
He was the spirit of regnant labor as he stood there, his hands outreaching to rend and crush his audience.
In the regnant silence she rose, laid aside her book, softly opened the door, and stepped as softly into the narrow passage.
Look you,—'tis civic freedom I would further,— The civic spirit that in former times Was regnant here.
The sun was regnant, and little brown birds flew cheerily over the snow and talked of nests.
"reigning, exercising authority," c.1600, from Latin regnantem (nominative regnans) "reigning," present participle stem of regnare "to reign" (see reign). Adjective regnal (1610s) means "pertaining to a reign," especially in reference to the day or year a reign began.