Sentence Examples


  • Under the Restoration he became a peer of France, but protested against the reactionary spirit of the government, and remained in opposition.
  • He was left in the hands of reactionary boyars and priests, who encouraged him to hate his father and wish for the death of the tsar-antichrist.
  • He was variously reported to have been wounded and killed in this affair, and the wits of the reactionary party circulated his epitaph: Ci-git le general Santerre Qui n'eut de Mars que la biere.
  • In 1537 he was appointed chaplain to Henry VIII., and in 1538 he was threatened with prosecution by the reactionary party.
  • Though he was always an enemy to liberalism, his natural independence of character prevented him from acquiescing in the reactionary measures of the king.