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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The South Koreans are not only celebrating their ascendancy to the top tier of developed nations but also pointing to the participation of the North as evidence of thawing relations with the Kim regime.
Troy Deeney converted the resulting spot kick, putting Watford in the ascendancy.
Hey, Bryant, Hugh Hewitt, how much of the NFL's problems is really the flipside of the college game's ascendancy.
The bill has come at a time when rightwing, anti-immigrant parties like PiS have been in the ascendancy in Europe, especially in the former Communist countries of the east.
His narrow win and his allies’ failure to secure three other top posts is likely to delay his ascendancy to the nation’s presidency and plans to revive a stuttering economy.
Ironically, the first steps of Iran’s ascendancy came as a result of American actions.
Moments of true quality that are required from a captain of a football club are few and far between, with the England man never truly influencing to game to a massive degree and helping to turn the tide when the opposition are in their ascendancy.
The extraordinary episode has fed community anxieties about a new boldness among a relatively small but steady number of white nationalists, members of an old movement galvanized by Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency.
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Did You Know?
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
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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