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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unking.

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Examples

  • A king may be unkinged, as befell him whom in my youth we called the Royal Martyr, but he need not be unmanned.

    Simon Dale

  • You have unkinged me first, and anointed me afterwards; but, I say, no potentate would relish such unction.

    The Poor Scholar Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • Richard II is not merely deposed that's Latinate paraphrase: he is unkinged.

    Boing Boing

  • Judah (the royal tribe) sometimes did before Benjamin, the king himself came to be in effect first unkinged, and all his royalties torn from him, before the year forty-five; and then at last, to complete the whole tragedy in his person as well as office, Charles was murdered in forty-eight.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.

  • Charles the first, by his violent measures, by his attachment to Popery, by the conduct of his fleet, in the affair at Rochelle; by his countenancing the Massacre of the Protestants in Ireland; (as fully appeared on the trial of the Marquis of Antrim;) by his attempt to reign without a Parliament; by his gross violations of the liberty of the subject; by his un - constitutional levies of money; by his establishment of a kind of Inquisition, of which Laud was Inquisitor-General; by his notorious prevarications, and shameless departures from his promises; by these and many such like enormities, we are justified in affirming that this Monarch committed a sort of Regal Suicide, and unkinged himself.

    Hypocrisy. A satire, in three books. Book the first

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