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Examples of hegemony in a Sentence
- … the very concept of "scientific truth" can only represent a social construction invented by scientists (whether consciously or not) as a device to justify their hegemony over the study of nature. —Stephen Jay Gould, Science, 14 Jan. 2000
- When Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union, in June of 1941, distracted Japan's traditional rival for hegemony in East Asia, Japanese expansionists saw a historic opportunity. —David M. Kennedy, Atlantic, March 1999
- If mermaids had ceased to challenge scientific hegemony, other similarly mythological creatures rushed in to fill their places in Victorian hearts and minds. —Harriet Ritvo, The Platypus and the Mermaid, 1997
They discussed the national government's hegemony over their tribal community.
European intellectuals have long debated the consequences of the hegemony of American popular culture around the world.
Recent Examples of hegemony from the Web
The Confederate propagandists have had their say via statues and memorials, history books and song, but those people brutalized, sold and killed in the name of white hegemony (and capital) must also be entered into the record of American history.
There's been plenty of talk over the years about the need to loosen the dollar's hegemony over the global economy, and the euro's introduction in 1999 preceded a decade-long decline in dollar reserves.
The Imperialist Coach There are three big reasons for Laval’s hegemony in the CIS.
And that could represent a serious threat to GOP hegemony in the states after the party’s many years of efforts to cut taxes and shrink the public sector.
Its hegemony may have disappeared, but its potency has not.
Killmonger’s assault begins in London, New York, and Hong Kong; China is not typically known as a particularly good example of white Western hegemony in need of overthrow.
That China poses a mortal threat to American hegemony is an unshakeable article of faith for Bannon.
The race for European lithium echoes similar efforts in Japan to track down metals for use in batteries amid concern about China’s hegemony over other minerals used in batteries and electric vehicles.
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Did You Know?
Hegemony comes to English from the Greek hēgemonia, a noun formed from the verb hēgeisthai ("to lead"), which also gave us the word exegesis ("exposition" or "explanation"). The word was first used in English in the mid-16th century in reference to the control once wielded by the ancient Greek states, and it was reapplied in later centuries as other nations subsequently rose to power. By the 20th century, it had acquired a second sense referring to the social or cultural influence wielded by a dominant member over others of its kind, such as the domination within an industry by a business conglomerate over smaller businesses.
HEGEMONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hegemony for English Language Learners
: influence or control over another country, a group of people, etc.
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