Examples of ascendancy in a Sentence
the ascendancy of the government
a book chronicling the ascendancy of fascism in Europe after World War I
Recent Examples of ascendancy from the Web
The suit was filed afterTrump’s ascendancy to the White House in 2016, from a state that voted overwhelmingly for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
In different times during the game, both teams were in the ascendancy.
The ascendancy of this generation of former activists in the Seoul government has led to friction with the U.S. at times.
At first glance, the party’s ascendancy follows a familiar script.
Maybe the dish’s ascendancy can be traced to cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi.
As the Occupy report card suggests, the monetization of resistance didn’t begin with the ascendancy of Trump.
The recent ascendancy of the right takes elements that were always present and twists them in new ways.
The other component to Mitchell’s ascendancy is his late-game heroics.
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In the course of a year, the sun appears to pass through the twelve constellations of the zodiac in sequence, and all the planets also lie close to the solar path. The constellation and planet that are just rising, or ascendant, above the eastern horizon in the sun's path at the moment of a child's birth are said by astrologers to exercise a lifelong controlling influence over the child. This is the idea that lies at the heart of ascendancy, though the word today no longer hints at supernatural powers.
ASCENDANCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ascendancy for English Language Learners
: a position of power in which someone can control or influence other people
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