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
The third set was total domination as the Curtis service game took over en route to a 25-8 victory to seal the victory.
Another bastion of maledom The Harvey Weinstein saga partly reminds one of the male domination of Hollywood’s upper ranks.
Babis taps into a long-standing wariness of outsiders among Czechs, honed by traumatic histories with the Austro-Hungarian empire, Nazi aggression, and Soviet domination.
Hungary's Communist period isn't something all locals like to discuss with strangers; most would just as soon forget the bleak decades under Soviet domination.
Akron coach Terry Bowden seemed oblivious to Buffalo's domination, opting to take the glass half-full view that comes with victory.
Since its third year, The Walking Dead has aired in half-seasons of eight episodes apiece, spaced out in two parts to maximize AMC’s ratings domination.
Belgium have already shown domination in their group, but have often failed to live up to expectation at major tournaments.
Rousey replied with a knockout, a fighter who wasn't just out for the win, but for domination and a clear message of revenge.
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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
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