• WordNet 3.6
    • v dethrone remove a monarch from the throne "If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every queen named Jane has either been murdered, imprisoned, gone mad, died young, or been dethroned.
    • v. t dethrone To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity. "The Protector was dethroned ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dethrone To remove or drive from a throne; depose; divest of royal authority and dignity.
    • dethrone To divest of rule, or of supreme power or authority.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dethrone de-thrōn′ to remove from a throne
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  • Thomas Traherne
    “I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. de-, + throne,: cf. F. détrôner,; pref. dé-,L. dis-,) + trône, throne. See Throne


In literature:

Moreover, this dethroned ruler was by way of being a philosopher.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
He dethrones his father, who flies to Italy; where he introduces an age of gold.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
She looked on as indignant as a dethroned queen.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
About the same time a revolution broke out which resulted in King Pagan's dethronement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
But what right has such a dreamer to dream of the dethroned deities of Greece?
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
I dethroned my brother; my nephew dethroned me, my viziers were beheaded, and I am condemned to end my days in the old Seraglio.
"Candide" by Voltaire
The Stuarts were dethroned and their friends dispersed.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Queen Louise was now permanently dethroned.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
It was as if instead of "Adrienne" being submerged by Lucie, "Adrienne" became Lucie and dethroned her former master.
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
Are you plotting to dethrone the Prince of Monaco and take his place?
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
So there had to be a dethronement as well as an enthronement.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
The main object was to dethrone Don Roderick, and give the crown to the sons of the late King Witiza.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844" by Various
The king was dethroned, and Almagro made regent.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
By a single vote Culver was dethroned, and Dick, amid frantic cheers, elected president in his stead.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
M'Bongwele never, perhaps, looked more kingly than whilst he thus stood to receive his sentence of dethronement.
"The Log of the Flying Fish" by Harry Collingwood
But the god is dethroned, shivered, ruined.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
Denham here met with an unexpected act of kindness from Mai Meegamy, a dethroned sultan, now subject to the sheikh.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The queen dethroned at last!
"Aunt Judith" by Grace Beaumont
I saw thee, the victim of thy nation's anger, dethroned, degraded and imprisoned.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
True he was dethroned occasionally by his younger brother Matthias, and no doubt Rudolph as King was hopelessly ineffective.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

In poetry:

Kings! whence came your right to reign?
Ye shall be dethroned again.
Yet for this, your one brief hour,
Wield your mockery of power.
"Vanity of Vanities" by Robert Fuller Murray
The virtuous mind Nor wave nor wind,
Nor civil rage, nor tyrant's frown,
The shaken ball, Nor planet's fall,
From its firm basis can dethrone.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Oh, Night's dethroned and crownless queen!
Well may thy sad, expiring ray
Be shed on those whose eyes have seen
Hope's glorious visions fade away.
"The Waning Moon" by William Cullen Bryant
Hast thou come back, my Shakspeare! bard,
Who didst dethrone and drive away those others,
From cold Parnassus, fate that seem'd too hard,
To be inflicted on thy gentle brothers.
"To My Copy Of Shakspeare Which Had Been Lost" by James Avis Bartley
``Your heart's queen, you dethrone her?
``So should I!''—-cried the King—-``'twas mere vanity,
``Not love, set that task to humanity!''
Lords and ladies alike turned with loathing
From such a proved wolf in sheep's clothing.
"The Glove" by Robert Browning
No wiser we than men of heretofore
To find thy sacred fountains guarded fast;
Enough, thy flood makes green our human shore,
As Nilus Egypt, rolling down his vast
His fertile flood, that murmurs evermore
Of gods dethroned, and empires in the past.
"Homer" by Andrew Lang

In news:

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The talk show host complimented then dethroned none other than Beyoncé.
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Dethroned Miss California Carrie Prejean pulled out of talks to appear at a Connecticut club, claiming a midnight slot was "in direct conflict with her reputation as a Christian".
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