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  • adj. Having no sceptre; deprived of a sceptre.


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un- +‎ sceptred


  • The presiding genius of the place, the unsceptred Queen of this little realm was before me -- Faed's Evangeline!

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • An unsceptred despot bidden take a fair woman's eyes into his breast, saw and shrank.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 5

  • It was only at the foot of his own table, after ladling out and serving around the stewed oysters "hot and hot," that the commodore, rubbing his hands, and smiling until his great face was as grotesque as a nutcracker's, announced that Miss Nancy Skamp was turned out of office -- yea, discrowned, unsceptred, dethroned, and that Harry Barnwell reigned in her stead.

    The Missing Bride

  • Up with our banner bright, etc. Empire unsceptred! what foe shall assail thee,

    The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Volume 07: Songs of Many Seasons

  • For the names I see written above me to-day on the immemorial canopy of heaven begin with that of the spotless knight, the unsceptred and uncrowned king, the godlike and immaculate "-- (here he turned suddenly, ran to the front of the stage, and, with outstretched fist shaking violently over our heads, thundered at the full power of his lungs):" GEORGE WASHINGTON! "

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life


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