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dynasty

Definitions

  • the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
    the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dynasty a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
a Hall With Columns in One of the Xiith Dynasty Houses at Gurob a Hall With Columns in One of the Xiith Dynasty Houses at Gurob
Table of the Ivth Dynasty Table of the Ivth Dynasty
Table of Pharaohs Of the Vth Dynasty Table of Pharaohs Of the Vth Dynasty
Table of the Dates Of The Kings Vith Dynasty Table of the Dates Of The Kings Vith Dynasty
the Two Pyramids of The Xiith Dynasty at Lisht the Two Pyramids of The Xiith Dynasty at Lisht

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.
    • Dynasty A race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers.
    • Dynasty Sovereignty; lordship; dominion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest reign in the history of the world was that of Pepi II of the sixth Egyptian dynasty. He ruled from the age of 6 until his death at age 94.
    • n dynasty A government; a sovereignty.
    • n dynasty A race or succession of sovereigns of the same line or family governing a particular country: as, the successive dynasties of Egypt or of France.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest man-made building of any kind still existing is the central edifice of the 4,600-year-old mastaba (a tomb for kings) built at Sakkara, Egypt. It was created to honor King Zoser, the first ruler of the Third Dynasty.
    • n Dynasty din′as-ti or di′nas-ti a succession of kings of the same family
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Quotations

  • Pat Riley
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    “Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.”
  • Pat Riley
    Pat%20Riley
    “From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie, dynasty. See Dynast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dynasteiadynastēs, a lord, dynasthai, to be able.

Usage

In literature:

Should he say that he was prepared to assail them, all the surrounding dynasties would combine in hostility to his reign.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The geologist, in those tables of stone which form his records, finds no example of dynasties once passed away again returning.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
He had now only to choose to which dynasty he would secure the throne.
"Richard III" by Jacob Abbott
In the first dynasty the serpent was figured in pottery, as a fender round the hearth.
"The Religion of Ancient Egypt" by W. M. Flinders Petrie
This romance, lying at the very root of a Gothic dynasty in Spain, marks the earliest beginnings of a line of Visigoth kings.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
And thus dynasty supplanted dynasty, regicide followed regicide.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Now Isosi was the last ruler but one of the Fifth Dynasty, and ruled forty-four years, from about 3580 to 3536 B.C.
"The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep and the Instruction of Ke'Gemni" by Battiscombe G. Gunn
With her ended the White Dynasty, but not the family.
"My Private Menagerie" by Theophile Gautier
The Hohenzollern dynasty has proved a match for them all.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
But another legend relates that he fled to the Loochoo Islands, where he became ruler and founder of their dynasty of kings.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There was no thought of attaching those people to the ruling dynasty either by sympathy or by closer union.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
Pergamum was a home of learning for a large part of the 150 years of the Attalid dynasty, 283-133 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
On the other hand, nearly all of them in the long run fell under the sway of some local tyrant-dynasty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Under the new dynasty of Aletes, which reigned according to tradition from 1074 to 747, Corinthian history continues obscure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
What will he not attempt for the sake of securing his dynasty and gratifying the theatrical cravings of his people!
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Possibly he felt that a curse rested upon a dynasty which had usurped the throne.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
The dynasty of the Stuarts fell buried in the ruins of misused power.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
ABBASIDS, or ABBASSIDES (ab'as-sidz), the name of the second Arabian dynasty which supplanted the Ommiades.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
On the contrary there have been 20 dynasties since the Christian era.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
It can as well be applied to the settlement of a grocery bill, if an excitation be created, as to the overthrow of a dynasty.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
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In poetry:

We are marching on and onward
To the silver-streak of dawn,
To the dynasty of mankind
We are marching on.
"The Australian Marseillaise" by Henry Lawson
For lo! to hide each bloody spot
A nobler comes behind;
The curbless sway of growing thought,
The dynasty of mind:
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Only a thin smoke without flame
From the heaps of couch-grass;
Yet this will go onward the same
Though Dynasties pass.
"In Time Of 'The Breaking Of Nations'" by Thomas Hardy
So hath He dreamt. So stands His night,
Wherein the suns abiding range,
Dust of the dynasties of change,
And altars of eternal light.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
But where shall the Land of the South lead to?
Where lead the nation’s van?
Jack Cornstalk cries from his strong young heart:
“To the Dynasty of Man.”
"John Cornstalk" by Henry Lawson
A curse upon each king who leads his state,
No matter what his plea, to this foul game,
And may it end his wicked dynasty,
And may he die in exile and black shame.
"A Curse For Kings" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

This could be the dynasty stage.
Portrait of a Kennedy Matriarch and Political Dynasty .
Have you seen the TV show Duck Dynasty .
'Duck Dynasty ' season premiere flaps to ratings high for A&E.
"Duck Dynasty " has scored high ratings for A&E.
Dynasty REIT Sets Price Range for Singapore IPO.
The Robertsons, stars of "Duck Dynasty, " include, from above left: Phil, Jep, Si, Jase and Willie in West Monroe, La.
A picture caption on Monday with an article about the A&E show "Duck Dynasty " and the family that stars in it misidentified the woman shown with Willie Robertson, who heads the family business, which makes duck calls.
"Duck Dynasty, " the A&E reality show about a Louisiana family who are duck call craftsmen, is growing in popularity.
Elaine Rich, 'Dynasty' line producer, dies.
Elaine Rich, a producer on "Charlie's Angels" and "Dynasty," died Oct 31 in Beverly Hills after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years.
Portrait of a Kennedy Matriarch and Political Dynasty.
Known by his nickname "Punch," he overcame a reputation as the idle prince of a newspaper dynasty to become the Times' fourth publisher.
A year of 'Hunger Games ' and 'Duck Dynasty', TBH.
Around the Y Dynasty Buffet Jim's Diner McDonald's Green Mesquite HEB.
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In science:

T’o-T’o∗, Sung-Shih (“History of the Sung Dynasty”), 1313.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
As a young dynasty rises from anarchy a period of order and prosperity begins.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
By contrast, European dynasties exhibit stable behavior for extended periods of time.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Stable dynasties occur in the topmost volume of the parameter space shown.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Acknowledgments. This study was supported in part by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project nos. 05-02–16273 and 06-02-16451) and the “Dynasty” Foundation for Noncommercial Programs.
Generalized Synchronization in Ginzburg-Landau Equations with Local Coupling
G.S.D. is very grateful to Russian foundation ”Dynasty” for the financial support.
Construction of the discrete breathers and a simple physical interpretation of their existence
These studies were partially supported for Olga Kochebina by the grant of the non-profit Dynasty Foundation (Russian Federation).
Onset of "ridge phenomenon" in AA and pp collisions and percolation string model
The purpose of this paper is to push the Succeeding Prominent Dynasties hypothesis (SPDH ) to the highest redshifts currently accessible to observation (∼ 10).
The galaxy ancestor problem
Notice that while the immigrants serve as “founders of dynasties” of descendants, they themselves are not counted in the population of the branching process.
Maximum occupation time of a transient excited random walk on Z
Dynasty Foundation and Landau-Ju elich Scholarship.
Coherent transport in Josephson-Junction rhombi chain with quenched disorder
Acknowledgments The work of SP is supported by the RFBR grant 06-02-16025, by the Cariplo foundation and by the “Dynasty” Foundation.
Astronomy meets QCD: cooling constraints for the theories of internal structure of compact objects
The success of the conference was due to the support by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, International Committee for Spin Physics, “Dynasty” Foundation, European Physical Society and the JINR programs of for international collaboration: HeisenbergLandau, Bogoliyubov-Infeld and Blokhintsev-Votruba ones.
An analytic review of DSPIN-11
Pozdeeva). 1 supported in part by the ”Dynasty” Fund and Moscow International Center of Fundamental Physics.
Connection between the Green functions of the supersymmetric pair of Dirac Hamiltonians
Shakirov is also partly supported by the Dynasty Foundation.
Analogue of the identity Log Det = Trace Log for resultants
Shakirov is also partly supported by the Dynasty Foundation.
Resultants and Contour Integrals
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