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This week's theme: Adjectives used postpositively
regent (REE-juhnt) adjective
Ruling for a limited period, on behalf of a king or queen who is a minor, absent, or ill.
[From Latin regent-, present participle of regere (to rule). Ultimately from the Indo-European reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule) that is also the source of regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, and surge.]
"Thousands of public workers continued their strike last week, after
rejecting a proposal by Princess Regent Pilolevu [of Tonga] to grant
them salary increases of 60 percent to 80 percent. The workers, on
strike since late July, are also demanding political reforms."
The butterfly counts not years but moments and has time enough. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)
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