Examples of interregnum in a Sentence
the democratic regime proved to be a short-lived interregnum between dictatorships
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The fifth set of the Federer/Nadal 2017 Australian Open—a 42-minute interregnum—will have consequences on tennis history that will echo for decades.
The campaign pledge, which continued into the interregnum before the inauguration, to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, has been shelved.
Sun Zhengcai, who had succeeded Mr Bo in Chongqing following a brief interregnum, was sacked.
Would not, in fine, a Government depending for its existence beyond a fixed date, on some positive and authentic intervention of the Society itself, be too subject to the casualty and consequences of an actual interregnum?
Noel was the first to leave; for years, Liam and the other members carried on as Beady Eye, in a sort of Britpop interregnum, before dissolving in 2014.
In the interregnum between Jared Kushner’s decision to step down from his family real-estate business and his ascent to his father-in-law’s White House, the now-senior adviser found himself temporarily without an e-mail address.
This isn’t so much a win or a loss as an interregnum.
Would not, in fine, a government depending for its existence beyond a fixed date, on some positive and authentic intervention of the society itself, be too subject to the casualty and consequences of an actual interregnum?
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Every time a pope dies, there's an interregnum period before a new one is elected by the cardinals. In most democratic systems, however, the law specifies who should take office when a president or prime minister dies unexpectedly, and since the power usually passes automatically, there's no true interregnum. The question of succession—that is, of who should take over when a country's leader dies—has often presented huge problems for countries that lacked a constitution, and in monarchies it hasn't always been clear who should become king or queen when a monarch dies. The interregnum following the death of Edward VI in 1553, for instance, was briefly suspended when Lady Jane Grey was installed as Queen; nine days later she was replaced by Mary Tudor, who sent her straight to the Tower of London.
Synonymsdiscontinuity, hiatus, hiccup (also hiccough), interim, interlude, intermission, gap, interruption, interstice, interval, parenthesis
Related Wordscaesura, comma, interspace, lag, pause, space, time lag, window; entr'acte; bumper; adjournment, discontinuance, lapse, suspension; lull, recess, respite, rest; subinterval
Near Antonymscontinuum, run, stretch; procession, progression
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