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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOVEREIGN

On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.

"Be sovereign of Greece, and then enjoy ourselves," said the king.

What is left for the sovereign power to decide on, if this right be denied him?

Rumi-naui himself enters and receives the thanks of his sovereign.

It was quite like being received by a sovereign, Decatur imagined.

And casting about for an excuse, he grasped at the most sovereign solace he knew of.

The sovereign of the last possessions of the Moors is in the field.

His master selected a sovereign from his purse and handed it to the servant.

Vard threw back his head and swept the studio with a sovereign eye.

He felt in her the breath of universal desire—a sovereign flame.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "superior, ruler, master," from Old French soverain "sovereign, lord, ruler," noun use of adjective meaning "highest, supreme, chief" (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "gold coin worth 22s 6d" first recorded late 15c.; value changed 1817 to 1 pound.

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