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Definition 1: the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed - [noun denoting time]

Samples where reign of terror or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Reign of the Bourbons ended and the Reign of Terror began

(reign of terror is an instance of ...) an era of history having some distinctive feature

"we live in a litigious age"

Definition 2: any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France - [noun denoting time]

(reign of terror is a kind of ...) a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

"he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

(reign of terror belongs to category ...) 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

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