from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state, rank, or status of a queen.
- n. The dignity of character becoming a queen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state, personality, or character of a queen; queenliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or rank of a queen; the dignity of character becoming a queen.
I who have ‘gone the gamut’ from an almost angry rejection of my dark skin … to a surprised queenhood in the new black sun — am qualified to enter at least the kindergarten of new consciousness now.
They would typically have two routes to queenhood - either be the heir to the throne and reign in the own name, like QE II, or marry into it.
This queen, she found was very sad, and very longing, and very lonely, three things she thought queenhood exempt from, sadness, and longing and loneliness.
"Is that to be lifted from me in these the full years of my queenhood?"
She herself was not rich, but her stepfather, a Chicago merchant, was enormously wealthy, and she was wondering whether, to give her a chance of possible queenhood, David Collis might not open his heart and his purse.
And now, forsooth, was her queenhood forgotten, and better and better to her seemed Christopher's valiant love; and the meeting in the hall of the eventide was so sweet to her, that she might do little but stand trembling whiles Christopher came up to her, and Joanna's trim feet were speeding her over the floor to meet her man, that she might be a sharer in his deeds of the day.
Whether it is true, as I hear, that the air of London is hurtful to her, giving her severe headaches, or that the scenes of her childhood and early queenhood, and of her marriage, are too much for her, and heart - ache is the matter, I know not; but it is undeniable that the Queen prefers any one of her other homes to Buckingham Palace.
And now, forsooth, was her queenhood forgotten, and better and better to her seemed
The queenhood, therefore, of personal and domestic interference lies with wives, and they know how to use the prerogative they assume.
The stone, which had been taken from Scotland by the English seven centuries earlier, was meant to confer king - or queenhood upon those whose asses sat upon it.