verb (used without object)
- reifenstein's syndrome,
- reign of terror,
- reik, theodor
Origin of reign
Examples from the Web for reigned
Yet the biggest change might be the curious disappearance of the diva, a type of singer who reigned supreme during the 1990s.
Instead it was the perfectly coiffed bang that reigned supreme as the most sought after beauty trend of the season.
Crowley reigned the candidate in, and at one point told him firmly and justifiably to sit down.Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered|Robert Shrum|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The chatter in the crime world is that Blanco died as she reigned, in a blaze of drive-by bullets.
Jerry Lewis through the 1950s, for instance, reigned as the biggest star of them all.
If half the stories in the newspapers were true, he was the most original minded monarch that ever reigned.A Son of the Immortals|Louis Tracy
This Cheops, the Egyptians said, reigned fifty years; and after he was dead his brother Chephren succeeded to the kingdom.The History Of Herodotus|Herodotus
He could not be a Father who reigned in heaven and a Son who came down to earth.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
However, he reigned for so short a time that but little is known of him, his deeds or sentiments.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Since hell first existed, no such stillness had reigned in the dark, frightful kingdom, the abode of eternal misery.Faustus|Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Word Origin for reign
early 13c., "kingdom," from Old French reigne "kingdom, land, country" (Modern French règne), from Latin regnum "kingship, dominion, rule, realm," related to regere (see regal). Meaning "period of rule" first recorded mid-14c.
"to hold or exercise sovereign power," late 13c., from Old French regner "rule, reign" (12c.), from Latin regnare "have royal power, be king, rule, reign," from regnum (see reign (n.)). Related: Reigned; reigning; regnal.