enthrone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enthrone provide with power and authority "They vested the council with special rights"
    • v enthrone put a monarch on the throne "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Enthrone (Eccl) To induct, as a bishop, into the powers and privileges of a vacant see.
    • Enthrone To seat on a throne; to exalt to the seat of royalty or of high authority; hence, to invest with sovereign authority or dignity. "Beneath a sculptured arch he sits enthroned .""It [mercy] is enthroned in the hearts of kings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enthrone To place on a throne; exalt to the seat of royalty; invest with sovereign authority; hence, to seat loftily; exalt eminently.
    • enthrone Eccles., same as enthronize, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enthrone en-thrōn′ to place on a throne: to exalt to the seat of royalty: to install as a bishop: to exalt
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. en-, + throne,: cf. OF. enthroner,. Cf. Inthronize

Usage

In literature:

So securely was she enthroned in their regard that no rude and senseless jest could ever unseat her.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
The Father glorified Jesus by enthroning Him.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
Proserpine is represented under the form of a beautiful woman, enthroned, having something stern and melancholy in her aspect.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Lucretia was enthroned upon a tribune, and near her were the princesses of Mantua and Urbino.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The dunghill as often enthrones the true philosophy of life as the seats which kings occupy.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
A mere adventurer like Bruce was enthroned and thanked as if he had really come as a knight errant.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
The Virgin is enthroned, holding on her lap the child, whose right hand is uplifted to bless, while the left holds a globe.
"Fra Angelico" by J. B. Supino
As yet the way to subdue technicalities and enthrone design has not been discovered.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890" by Various
In the eastern walk beyond this the Abbot sat enthroned on special days, in order to hear complaints and redress grievances.
"Westminster Abbey" by Mrs. A. Murray Smith
If Mariano had been suddenly petrified he could not have stood more rigidly motionless; amazement sat enthroned on his countenance.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

The murderer of his brother's hope,
The sweater and the slave,
The oppressor hideously enthroned,
Make human life a grave.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
He, the great Lord, the sovereign Judge,
That sits enthroned above,
Wisely commands the worlds he made
In justice and in love.
"Psalm 67" by Isaac Watts
Thou who art enthroned above!
Thou by whom we live and move!
Thee we bless; thy praise be sung,
While an ear can hear a tongue.
"Thou Who Art Enthroned Above!" by George Sandys
O God of hosts, the mighty Lord,
How lovely is the place
Where Thou, enthroned in glory, show’st,
The brightness of Thy face.
"O God of hosts, the mighty Lord," by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
O thou whose grace and justice reign
Enthroned above the skies,
To thee our hearts would tell their pain,
To thee we lift our eyes.
"Psalm 123" by Isaac Watts
FOURTH VOICE. Here enthroned in the sky,
Far away from mortal eye,
We'll be gods and make decrees,
Those may honor them who please.
"Thespis: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church was enthroned on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony lasting nearly four hours, attended by the nation's Muslim prime minister and a host of Cabinet ministers and politicians.
Egypt's new Coptic pope, Tawadros II, enthroned in Cairo ceremony.
CAIRO – The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church has been enthroned.
T he new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church was enthroned on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony lasting nearly four hours, attended by the nation's Muslim prime minister and a host of Cabinet ministers and politicians.
Egypt's Coptic pope enthroned amid concern for Christian minority.
Pope Tawadros II, the new leader of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, looks on Sunday during his enthronement ceremony at St Mark Cathedral in Cairo.
The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church has been enthroned.
Tucson News NowEgypt's new Coptic pope enthroned.
CAIRO (AP) — The new pope of Egypt's Orthodox Coptic church was enthroned on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony lasting nearly four hours, attended by the nation's Muslim prime minister and a host of Cabinet ministers and politicians.
Egypt's Copts enthrone new pope.
On July 6, Vreeland will be enthroned as the new abbot of Rato Monastery in southern India, one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism.
When Bishop Tawadros is enthroned Nov 18 as the 118th pope of the ancient Egyptian Coptic Church, Toledo will be represented at the Cairo ceremony.
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