as·​cen·​dance | \ ə-ˈsen-dən(t)s How to pronounce ascendance (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ascendence

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studied the ascendance of modernism in 20th-century art and design
Recent Examples on the Web Nothing handcrafted, just an assembly line of reversible, matching little outfits for the spirit, attaching shame to the human potential for spiritual ascendance and transcendence. Clay Cane, CNN, 21 July 2022 But a Netanyahu re-ascendance would complicate Biden’s efforts to revive a nuclear deal with Iran and to pressure Israel to improve its treatment of Palestinians. Amy Nakamura, USA TODAY, 13 July 2022 Joy’s ascendance has come from attracting customers of bygone cone companies or acquiring competitors. New York Times, 26 May 2022 But the ascendance of digital's role in the arts has been unmistakable, said Douglas Noonan, co-director of the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. William Deshazer For Cnn, CNN, 7 May 2022 The ascendance of the Omicron variant has nullified the power of some of the monoclonal antibodies. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 9 Jan. 2022 Back then, as in recent years, there were rising incidents of violence targeting Asian Americans, a reaction in part to the manufacturing troubles at home and the economic ascendance of Japan. Don Leestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 The election of Mayor Eric Adams in New York City and ascendance of new Gov. Kathy Hochul was the occasion for optimism followed by a familiar letdown as state and city leaders announced modest increases in funding for housing. Deborah Padgett, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 Still, some families have drifted, pulled by the ascendance of evangelical congregations, dissatisfaction with leaders as the global Roman Catholic church became engulfed in scandal or a broader societal shift away from institutional religion. New York Times, 30 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ascendance

1715, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2022

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“Ascendance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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