from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The period (1793-1794) of the French Revolution during which thousands of people were executed.
- n. A period of brutal suppression or intimidation by those in power.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
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- n. any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France
- n. the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
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a soft little voice asked him suddenly, and he looked up to see the very reason why he had so wished to be in the drawing room — Jeanne Morisette, daughter of the Comte de Levisse, a royalist emigre who had fled from France during the Reign of Terror and lived in England ever since.