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He acquired such an ascendancy over the king that he was himself the monarch more than 30 years.
Again he felt the man's ascendancy over him, knew that he was swayed and moulded by a personality stronger than his own.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Before long Savary was hated and abused by the public, the more because he maintained his ascendancy over the Czar.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
She knew how high his standard of honor was, but how would he end if his unfortunate trait gained more ascendancy over him?
MAEZLIJOHANNA SPYRI
So much the more creditable to Bunyan the ascendancy he gained.
MYSTIC LONDON:CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES
Wade's courage was of the latter sort, an ascendancy of the mind over the flesh.
HIDDEN GOLDWILDER ANTHONY
They looked forward, now that the rebellion was crushed, to a prolonged tenure of unchallenged ascendancy.
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
And of such words of ascendancy and race there is no great English author but has abundant possession.
CERES' RUNAWAYALICE MEYNELL
I felt not that whilst I was acquiring ascendancy over the heart of another I was beguiled of all command over my own.
LEONORAMARIA EDGEWORTH
Therein lay his means of ascendancy over such men, the knack of eloquence and vision.

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