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How to use lording in a sentence
Perhaps lording over goblins is the right description after all.
These days, the 36-year-old is lording over a far darker fantasy world.Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’ | Marlow Stern | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
O that the old lion had but lived to see the white robes lording it in his well-beloved city!Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Sometimes we even had one of the colossal ruffians who are now lording it over France.
When as thine eye hath chose the dame, and the gay little song, It was a lording's daughter.Adventures in Criticism | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Could he have done what he has in your country, where your dukes are born with the privilege of lording it over the Morgans?Rodney, the Ranger | John V. Lane
He came back from there a year ago, and has been lording it over some people in London ever since.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia | Author of "Old Broadbrim"
British Dictionary definitions for lording
archaic a gentleman; lord: used in the plural as a form of address
an obsolete word for lordling
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