ascendancy

[ uh-sen-duhn-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF ascendancy
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The arts, as well as the arms of the enemy, were gaining the ascendancy there.

This Imogen is the moment of our ascendancy, this little period is all our own.

The High Church party obtained the ascendancy and abused their power.

It was rumored that there lay the ultimate proof of Anglo-Saxon ascendancy.

There is another aspect to Japan's ascendancy and her recognition by the West.

From the day that old Malone entered the gaol, his ascendancy was at once acknowledged.

Waterbury's better nature had been in the ascendancy for over a week.

It is plain that they had also to undergo the ascendancy of her religion.

How had she gained the ascendancy over every one in that house?

This gave promise of an ascendancy which might survive personal charms.

WORD ORIGIN

1712; see ascendant + -cy.

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