Examples of ascendancy in a Sentence
the ascendancy of the government
a book chronicling the ascendancy of fascism in Europe after World War I
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Gorka's ouster also reflects the ascendancy of new Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who appears to have strongly influenced Trump's new interventionist stance on Afghanistan.
Historians saw this move as a contributing factor to the fall of the Weimar Republic and Hitler’s ascendancy as leader of Nazi Germany.
Priebus had been the head of the Republican National Committee during Mr. Trump’s ascendancy in the GOP primaries, moving over to help with the campaign for November.
A husband-wife partnership When the 26-year-old Morandi married artist and wax sculptor Giovanni Manzolini in 1740, Bologna was undergoing a resurgence of intellectual ascendancy.
Mr Sun’s downfall appears to reflect something different: Mr Xi’s methodical ascendancy.
Wells tested Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood with the game approaching the final five minutes, as Huddersfield, in the ascendancy, searched for a late winner.
Some conservative intellectuals attribute Trump’s ascendancy to a betrayal of conservative ideals.
Macron’s ascendancy appears all the more starry when compared to the volley of political convulsions in neighboring Britain.
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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.
First Known Use of ascendancy
Synonymsascendance (also ascendence), supremacy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty)
Related Wordsprimacy, superiority; lordship, scepter; arm, authority, choke hold, clutch, command, control, grip, hold, mastery, sway; takeover; direction, jurisdiction, management; clout, might, pull, weight; eminence, importance, moment; prerogative, privilege, right
Near Antonymshelplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness
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