Reign of Terror


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Reign of Terror

n.
1. The period (1793-1794) of the French Revolution during which the republican government was temporarily suspended, power was concentrated in the hands of a small group of revolutionaries, and thousands of suspected counterrevolutionaries were executed.
2. reign of terror pl. reigns of terror A period of brutal suppression or intimidation by those in power.

Reign of Terror

n
(Historical Terms) the period of Jacobin rule during the French Revolution, during which thousands of people were executed for treason (Oct 1793–July 1794)

Reign′ of Ter′ror


n.
1. a period of the French Revolution (1793–94) during which many persons were ruthlessly executed by the ruling faction.
2. (l.c.) any period or situation of ruthless oppression or violence.

Reign of Terror

The period after Louis XVI’s execution from October 1793 to July 1794 when the Jacobins ruled and during which thousands of people were executed for political reasons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reign of terror - any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
reign - a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful; "he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"
2.Reign of Terror - the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed; "the Reign of the Bourbons ended and the Reign of Terror began"
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All the horrors of the reign of terror were based only on solicitude for public tranquillity.
"'Tis true, madame," answered he, "that my father was a Girondin, but he was not among the number of those who voted for the king's death; he was an equal sufferer with yourself during the Reign of Terror, and had well-nigh lost his head on the same scaffold on which your father perished."
He might have ended his life in the fearful Reign of Terror which was coming on, had not his friends in England called him home.
Bartholomew's Massacre, and they saw the slaughter that followed; later they saw the Reign of Terror, the carnage of the Revolution, the overthrow of a king, the coronation of two Napoleons, the christening of the young prince that lords it over a regiment of servants in the Tuileries to-day--and they may possibly continue to stand there until they see the Napoleon dynasty swept away and the banners of a great republic floating above its ruins.
I assure you that there is a reign of terror in the district, and that it is a hardy man who will cross the moor at night."
But Joan insisted that this reign of terror had been caused by the reign of fear practised by the white men.
The outbreak of the Revolution was hailed by English liberals with enthusiasm as the commencement of an era of social justice; but as it grew in violence and at length declared itself the enemy of all monarchy and of religion, their attitude changed; and in 1793 the execution of the French king and queen and the atrocities of the Reign of Terror united all but the radicals in support of the war against France in which England joined with the other European countries.
So stand before every public and private work; before an oration of Burke, before a victory of Napoleon, before a martyrdom of Sir Thomas More, of Sidney, of Marmaduke Robinson; before a French Reign of Terror, and a Salem hanging of witches; before a fanatic Revival and the Animal Magnetism in Paris, or in Providence.
There was a lowering energy in her face as she stood looking at me while I explained the impossibility of my engagmg her (without thinking it necessary to say how very little I desired to do so), which seemed to bring visibly before me some woman from the streets of Paris in the reign of terror.
"The Indian leadership will in all probability attempt a false flag operation to divert attention from its massive human rights violations and the unleashing of a reign of terror in IOJK," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the international community that India will in all probability attempt a false flag operation to divert attention from its massive human rights violations and the reign of terror in occupied Kashmir.
She said the Kashmiris are victim of Indian state terrorism and it is incumbent upon the world bodies like the United Nations to pressurize India to stop its reign of terror and also give access to the media and human rights organizations to ascertain the ground situation.