Examples of domination in a Sentence
auction houses battling for domination in the high-end art market
the Spanish domination of the Americas in the 16th century
Recent Examples of domination from the Web
Downtown’s domination of the museum scene continues with this weekend’s grand opening of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in the Arts District.
These mostly revolve around Red Legion chieftains shouting about their plans for domination while interrogating the original game's Speaker character.
The other 47 featured complete domination by the Wolverines.
The 24-0 halftime lead didn't reflect TCU's domination.
In his view, the only thing preventing world domination was the limited production of Maldon salt.
Crimson Tide starts fast, cruises late in domination over Razorbacks.
That after all this boom and rattle and global domination, this troupe of actors is doing nothing fancier or bigger than a little reading of Our Town, one of the most winsomely, wistfully American plays in existence.
Anheuser Busch InBev and MillerCoors earned theirs by the size of their market domination.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'domination.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
When Should You Use domination?
Domination may sound like something that's achieved by military force. The total domination of Europe, for example, has never been achieved: The Roman empire could never fully dominate the northern Germanic tribes; Napoleon couldn't conquer Spain; and although Adolf Hitler was briefly dominant over most of the continent, he never managed to overpower England. But the word's earliest appearances don't necessarily involve physical force; Chaucer, for instance, speaks of a mind's domination by strong drink. So we may observe that a great tennis player has continued his domination of the world's courts this season, or that the domination of popular music by rock and roll was obvious by the end of the 1950s.
First Known Use of domination
Synonymsascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, supremacy, 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up domination? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).