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Yet despite this, its ascendency is no less compelling than that of the Bay Area.

But nowhere was this middle class ascendency more dramatic than in Europe, first in Italy and later in northern Europe.

In the long run, the biggest threat to the Sunbelt ascendency is internal.

Talent has been on the ascendency for so long—30 years—it takes winning for granted.

Her lofty dreams gained a daily increasing ascendency over her character.

She had involuntarily gained that entire ascendency over his whole being which made her the world to him.

The mob, headed by the Jacobins, had now the complete ascendency, and he was minister but in name.

Danton, Marat, and Robespierre were now in the ascendency, riding with resistless power upon the billows of mob violence.

Traffic by sea was the great source of their wealth; ascendency on the sea the great object of their ambition.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ascendency, such as: dominion, elevation, glory, leadership, mastery, and paramountcy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.