The Duke wanted a capable candidate to help him regain his ascendency.
He was quite aware of his own ascendency in counsel and his supremacy in debate.
In June, '71, the Democratic rule gained the ascendency at Concord.
They do not desire equality, they are resolved on ascendency.
It was from our ancestors that ascendency received its death-blow.
The Girondists were in the ascendency and had restored order.
How far the ascendency of his own personality was involved, we have no means of judging.
Thank Heaven, it was only single-fronted; there, at least, we had the ascendency over them.
England's ascendency in Persia was effectually set at naught.
He had the ascendency at last over his misfortune, and he intended to keep it.