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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sceptre.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter


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  • Even better for Google is that this sceptred isle is probably much more profitable for it than the US operation: it doesn't have a huge headquarters with endlessly circulating electric buses though it does have two nice offices near London's Victoria station and it doesn't require server farms to work across huge distances as in the US.

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  • Writing from Dorset, I am piqued that he overlooked the wealthy owners with empty spare houses, of which this sceptred county has more than its fair share.

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  • Coward took the title of This Happy Breed from John of Gaunt's speech about the sceptred isle that's our one in Richard II.

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  • What a horribly morbid story about a horribly morbid reality that is creeping into every major town and city around these once sceptred Isles.

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  • Through binoculars, I think I can glimpse Britain, its sceptred isle left barren in the salt-breeze.

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  • Now, thanks to a slavishly Bush-poodling Labour government with a startlingly authoritarian bent, Britons are beginning to recognize that this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden is about to become this surveillance state, this database depot, this green and pleasant centre of preventive detention, this precious home of biometrically-keyed national identification cards set in a sea of CCTV cameras.

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  • This further rams home the fact that the writing is on the wall for Jews in what Melanie has earlier referred to as "this sceptred isle".

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  • Funny you should say that about the "sceptred isle," Frank P.

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  • Grand master of British film Mike Leigh returns with another highly improvised effort charting life on this sceptred isle.

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  • Scott and of Burns without having directly in his mind, as inseparable from the subject and foremost in the picture, that old man of might, with his lion heart and sceptred crutch — Christopher North.

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