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 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.
FitzGerald’s meticulous history chronicles the ascendancy of the Christian right.
Orwell, who in 1948 was fixed on Nazi devastation and Soviet ascendancy, seemed to have nailed it.
Bruno and Anthony Kockaert were key in Brighton's fight for ascendancy, but for all the Seagulls' possession in Southampton's half their final ball into the box continued to let them down.
All these possibilities could pose as much a problem for China’s plans for ascendancy in Asia as an arms race in the region.
Bayern were in the ascendancy following Keita's red card and their Polish striker should have given the Bavarians the lead just after the hour mark.
With the ascendancy of the NFL and its move to embrace black players, that bargain became a Sunday truce of its own.
In the end, Hulu finished fourth in terms of overall Emmy wins (behind HBO, Netflix, and NBC), but that ranking is more than enough to signal the streaming service's rapid ascendancy to the upper echelon of Hollywood.
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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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