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The reigning Wimbledon champion has recounted a spooky episode in which he once awoke to find a hotel maid stroking his arm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)ITV reigned supreme in the soaps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Leicester City are the first reigning champions for more than 50 years to lose three consecutive away league games by at least three goals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ageing fighter comes out of retirement to take on the reigning heavyweight champion. The Sun (2015)Be ready to be a part of that sovereign reign and receive your promotion. Christianity Today (2000)We are the reigning champ and the odds reflect it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)England were reigning champs after lifting the trophy four years earlier. The Sun (2012)Without question, one broadcaster still reigns supreme. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Like other personal trainers, her reign of terror involves exercise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here there are no forests, but the farm reigns supreme. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Writing the official life of the much-loved mother of the reigning monarch cannot have been easy. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)But the reigning 400 metres champ insists gold is not on her mind. The Sun (2012)Unusually, it changes its name with the gender of the reigning monarch. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For a reigning monarch, that might be considered irresponsible. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)What began as a careful encroachment into dozens of towns and villages is now a full-blown reign of terror. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People tend to forget that when she passed the longest reigning monarch, that was only because her father died so young. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can look forward to the time when it will reign supreme over the whole of thought and over all man's actions. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)The expectation that values could surge for the rest of the monarch 's reign and beyond is causing speculation about the likely hotspots. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reigning world 5,000m champ tumbled again in Boston this month during the mile. The Sun (2012)That followed another hattrick at Thirsk on Monday for the reigning champ. The Sun (2011)Yesterday's result means that Africa is the only continent where the most populous nation are the reigning football champions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A score draw or better will see the Gunners through at the expense of the reigning European champions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: reign VERB
silence If you say, for example, that silence reigns in a place or confusion reigns in a situation, you mean that the place is silent or the situation is confused.
Confusion reigned about how the debate would end.
British English: reign VERB
monarch When a king or queen reigns, he or she rules a country.
...Henry II, who reigned from 1154 to 1189.
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