Uncrown

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Uncrown To deprive of a crown; to take the crown from; hence, to discrown; to dethrone. "He hath done me wrong,
      And therefore I'll uncrown him ere't be long."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncrown To deprive of a crown; degrade from the royal dignity; by extension, to reduce from high dignity or preëminence.
    • uncrown To remove the crown from.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Uncrown un-krown′ to deprive of a crown, to dethrone
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + crown,

Usage

In literature:

He was called indeed, at a later time, the "uncrowned ruler".
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
The Bruce is but in name a king, uncrowned as yet and unanointed.
"The Days of Bruce Vol 1" by Grace Aguilar
She was unthroned, and like an uncrowned queen she sighed over the remembrance of her former royalty.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
This uncrowned Empress of the 18th Ward was a she-Progressive assaying 98 per cent.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Uncrowned it would be no more noticeable than Fulking Beacon or a score of others; but its dark grove can be seen for many miles.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
So it is with all the holy things of God: if I dethrone them they will uncrown me.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Afterwards I heard he was called the "Uncrowned King," and I also understood how certain Irish peasants thought of him as a Messiah.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
I'll be hanged if I uncrown such a noble monarch in that pot fashion!
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Over all Elise reigned an uncrowned queen, with no constitution, written or unwritten, to hamper her royal will.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
But I have seen many men, crowned and uncrowned, in the course of a tolerably long and varied journalistic career.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
She bore them as an uncrowned queen might, with regal pride and cold endurance.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
Uncrowned, deposed, you are, yet thrice a queen!
"The Blood of Rachel" by Cotton Noe
Few men in England worked as hard as Prince Albert, the uncrowned King.
"In the Days of Queen Victoria" by Eva March Tappan
In those days a railroad conductor was something of an uncrowned king, anyway.
"The Story of the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg RailRoad" by Edward Hungerford
He was the great hero of the age, the uncrowned King of America and from all over the section crowds flocked to do him honor.
"Historic Fredericksburg" by John T. Goolrick
By W. H. WILKINS, M.A., F.S.A., Author of 'The Love of an Uncrowned Queen'.
"A Classified Catalogue of Works in General Literature Published by Longmans, Green, & Co." by Various
But his absurd pride made him despise the uncrowned princes of Germany.
"Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3" by Henry Hallam
To the greatest portion of the railroad army (nine-tenths of it employed in the operating department) he is an uncrowned king.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
The princess is signing a secret treaty with Louis Kossuth, the uncrowned King of Hungary.
"The Shadow of the Czar" by John R. Carling
I will sacrifice my crown and reign uncrowned amongst you, so only I save my kingdom.
"Five Plays" by Edward John Dunsany
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In poetry:

I know my lawful heritage,
Although I stand on alien ground;
I know what kingship is, although
I go uncrowned.
"Prairie Winds" by Helena Coleman
Long since thy royal brow, uncrowned,
Allegiant nature saw,
Long since thine eye of empire frowned
The heavenly thrones to awe;
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Avis! ­With Saxon eye and cheek,
At once a woman and a child,
The saint uncrowned I came to seek
Drew near to greet us,­spoke, and smiled.
"Avis" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Shall I not weep my heartstrings torn,
My flower of love that falls half blown,
My youth uncrowned, my life forlorn,
A thorny path to walk alone?"
"In Memory Of Charles Wentworth Upham, Jr." by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Then swear it,' he said, 'and your king uncrown.
He drew her forth in her long white gown,
And she knelt and swore.
'Good. Now you may go and again lie down.
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Freedom! sweet Freedom! our voices resound,
Queen by God's blessing, unsceptred, uncrowned!
Freedom, sweet Freedom, our pulses repeat,
Warm with her life-blood, as long as they beat!
"Freedom Or Queen" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

It's been a busy 2008 for the multitalented kid from Sugar Land, Texas, now well into his second decade as the uncrowned prince of Manhattan jazz-cabaret society.
When I first met her she was the uncrowned queen of Italy.
Once considered the uncrowned king of the UFC lightweight division, Yves Edwards is rapidly approaching the 14th anniversary of his mixed martial arts debut.
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