• WordNet 3.6
    • n monarchism a belief in and advocacy of monarchy as a political system
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Body of the monarch butterfly Body of the monarch butterfly
The monarch butterfly The monarch butterfly

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had
    • n Monarchism The principles of, or preference for, monarchy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour
    • n monarchism The principles of monarchy; love of or preference for monarchy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest reigning monarch in history was Pepi II, who ruled Egypt for 90 years; 2566 to 2476 BC. The second longest was France's Louis XIV, who ruled for 72 years, 1643 to 1715.
    • ns Monarchism the principles of monarchy: love of monarchy
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  • Horace Walpole
    “Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.”
  • John Milton
    “Fear of change perplexes monarchs.”
  • John Dryden
    “All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.”
  • John Dryden
    “All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. monarque, through L., from Gr. monarchēsmonos, alone, archein, to rule.


In literature:

These are on the whole text-books of Smarta Hinduism and two Gupta monarchs celebrated the horse sacrifice.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
He united, though by treachery and blood, the northern and southern kingdoms under one monarch.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Monarch had the bad luck to get into a trap built by a little syndicate of which Mateo was a member.
"Bears I Have Met--and Others" by Allen Kelly
In an absolute despotism, the monarch has entire control over his subjects.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Then the monarch abandoning his sorrows acquired with his wife the highest fruit of his meritorious actions.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
This was the monarch, who for the time being occupied the throne.
"Ancient Egypt" by George Rawlinson
I knew, indeed, that the sufferings of monarchs make a delicious repast to some sort of palates.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The only offence of this unhappy monarch towards his people was his attempt, under a monarchy, to give them a free Constitution.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
None but dead monarchs are so much as mentioned by them, and those only to insult the living by an invidious comparison.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The king is literally monarch of all he surveys.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams

In poetry:

The Chief retires, the Crowd the Challenge hear,
And proudly-swelling, yet perplex'd appear,
Much they resent, yet much their Monarch blame,
Who rising, spoke to clear his tainted Fame.
"Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book II" by Thomas Parnell
Ah no! thou monarch of the storms! forbear;
My trembling nerves abhor thy rude control,
And scarce a pleasing twilight soothes my care,
Ere one vast death, like darkness, shocks my soul
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone
No,—she went by monarchs slighted
Went unhonored, unrequited,
From high Frederick's throne;
Praise and pride be all the greater,
That man's genius did create her,
From man's worth alone.
"The German Art" by Friedrich von Schiller
Love's mark is more sweet on thy beautiful brow
Than honey that drops where the green grasses bow;
Ah, when I beheld it above me, how pale
Seemed the glory and power of the Monarch of Fail.
"Grinie's Flight With Diarmid" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
She had grace all hearts beguiling,
She had the wealth of silken hair,
And sweet lips, half proud, half smiling,
Neck of snow and bosom fair,
And each eye a sapphire gem
For a monarch's diadem
"Isabel" by Nora Pembroke
'Twas but the dove that woos his mate,
Unmindfu' o' the monarch's fate:
Whar, Grandeur, now thy regal state?--
Unmarkt! -- and gane!
Nor sculptur'd verse records thy date,
Nor moss-grown-stane!'
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is only the second monarch to mark 60 years on the throne.
These words, from our Declaration of Independence, launched a revolution, while making the case that rights don't come from monarchs or governments.
More than 450 years after adorning one of Britain's most famous regal heads, the lost crown of Henry VIII has been re-created at the monarch's former palace on the outskirts of London.
For some reason or other we didn¹t have as many migrating monarchs at our place this fall.
Covington added 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks as Virginia Military Institute held off Old Dominion 76-71 Wednesday night for the Keydets' first win over the Monarchs since 1978.
John Julius Norwich's 'Absolute Monarchs' is a history of the papacy .
For the second time this season, the Monarchs (4-2) lost a late lead to Nativity, of Orchard Park, giving up four runs and committing three errors in the fifth inning.
The Moon Sessions Monarch Records/HLH.
In 1897, Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee - the first British monarch to do so.
Enter Monarch V7 Professional Edition, a very useful tool for mining data from legacy reports.
The Knights outshot the Monarchs by a margin of 11-3.Up next for the Mount is a home date with Bard College.
The kings of coffee brawl with the monarchs of macaroni.
6 Monarchs that scored three overtime goals Saturday afternoon to pull out a 9-8 win over the No.
Old Dominion Monarchs at Murray State Racers.

In science:

Evans, D.; Hersh, W.; Monarch, I.; Lefferts, R. and Henderson, S. 1991. Automatic Indexing of Abstracts via Natural-Language Processing Using a Simple Thesaurus” , Medical Decision Making 11 (supp), S108-S115.
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