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homosexual

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the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites

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something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind

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a competitor who holds a preeminent position

one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen

(chess) the most powerful piece

an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males

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promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

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become a queen

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Shakespeare develops Margaret's queenship mainly by increasing the monstrosity of her rule; she is made more evil than Hall's historical figure.
This elegant book demonstrates the scriptural basis of the queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which Catholics normally know through Tradition, the Magisterium, the liturgy, popular piety, and art.
Surely, however, Mears incorrectly judges that all Elizabeth's queenship had going for it was luck and longevity.
The scene where Lygones discovers his daughter with the captive king Tigranes and moves, in the space of maybe five minutes, from thinking her a whore to insisting that she is unworthy to be a queen to exulting with paternal pride in her new queenship was the best scene in the play.
I think the Queenship is up for grabs, I don't think I am on my own, but if so my next address will be the Tower of London.
Such circumstances were analyzed by Peggy McCracken in The Romance of Adultery: Queenship and Sexual Transgression in Old French Literature, and by John Carmi Parsons in "Family, Sex and Power: The Rhythms of Medieval Queenship.
Beginning with a brief review of previous work, from Frankfort's dismissal of the importance of the king's mother to Janosi's study of the tombs of the queens, Roth goes on to characterize the role of the royal mothers as "Vertreterinnen eines Teilaspekts dieses Konigtums" and underlines the importance of this period as background for the better-documented queenship of the New Kingdom.
The author acknowledges that by her own logic, more women should have been playing, for "the simultaneous elevation of queenship and the chess queen should have spelled a renaissance for women players within the great Renaissance.
I know that your queenship drank up his blood year by year and ate out his life" (260, 264).
During the Marian Year 1954, Pope Pius XII, in his encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam, encouraged the practice of May crownings and proclaimed the last day of May as the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
Zenobia identified with the many formidable women who had ruled at, or near, Syria, a reminder that independent queenship was once a right among the ancient Arabs.
If she survives this joke played on her by fleeting unseasonable warmth and a homeowner too lazy to seal a window, if she returns to her berth and emerges later into nature's true spring, she will make her own nest of chewed-wood pulp, lay an egg in each cell, add the sperm she holds and ascend to queenship.
Recognizing that her queenship is a mission of Jewish survival, she radically alters her identity and later commands Mordechai: "Go, gather all the Jews.
In countering this, she takes one stage further Diana Henderson's argument (in Passion Made Public: Elizabethan Lyric, Gender, and Performance (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995)) that Elizabeth's presence legitimized `feminine' literary forms such as lyric, romance, and drama: writers such as Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton `turn the political "problem" of queenship, either current or remembered, to their advantage by reconstituting it in terms of new poetic and dramatic genres' (p.
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