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
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.
None of this is to make light of the sinister anti-Semitic strain in the ascendancy of alt-right ideology.
New elites—Jews from Arab lands, the Orthodox, the right wing—are in ascendancy.
The tariffs on steel and aluminium, though negligible in their impact on China, signalled that hawkish advisers to Mr Trump were in the ascendancy.
It has also succeeded in radicalizing the uprising, with militant Islamist factions in the ascendancy.
The thought is the internationalists, the interventionists in the Republican Party are kind of on the down slide and the more nationalist populist wing is on the ascendancy because, of course, Pompeo is more in line with Trump.
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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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