Definition of Reign of terror

1. Noun. Any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France.

Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Reign



2. Noun. The historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed. "The Reign of the Bourbons ended and the Reign of Terror began"
Generic synonyms: Age, Historic Period

Definition of Reign of terror

1. Noun. A period of brutal intimidation by those in power. ¹

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Literary usage of Reign of terror

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"THE reign of terror From 'Russia: Its People and Its Literature. ... THE reign of terror was short but tragic. We have seen that the active Nihilists were a ..."

2. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1844)
"étage. The theatres became quite the rage. There all the passages in plays that could be applied to the Reign of Terror were applauded ..."

3. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"There all the passages in playi that could be applied to the Reign of Terror were applauded ; there the air of the Réveil du Peuple was sung; ..."

4. A History of the French Revolution by Henry Morse Stephens (1891)
"The Reign of Terror—The revolutionary or sans-culotte army—The revolutionary committees—"Cartes de surete"" and the system of denunciation—The Committee of ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"... horror of the Reign of Terror and of the Revolutionary Tribunal, which sent about three thousand persons to death. Yet even here we may remind ourselves ..."

6. History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain by William Hickling Prescott (1883)
"reign of terror. Numerous Arrests.—Trials and Executions.—Confiscations.—Orange assembles an Army. ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"For a while there was a veritable reign of terror in Portugal. A considerable number of persons, on the ground of being implicated in revolutionary ..."

8. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"On the suppression of the famous conspiracy of the Hungarian magnates followed a reign of terror, which has loaded the name of Lobkowitz with obloquy in ..."

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