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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
For decades, the Boomer hegemony has held up the protest movement of the 1960s as the standard for meaningful cultural engagement in a time of turmoil.
The hegemony of white landowners prompted few, if any, complaints about tribalism in the national conversation.
America’s unique willingness to lead by fusing power and legitimacy saw off the Soviet Union and carried it to hegemony.
Stopping Iran’s efforts at establishing regional hegemony is the kingdom’s highest foreign-policy priority.
Latvia has its own Russian question, the residual of a long hegemony by Moscow that began in 1710 and ended only in 1991, with an interruption between the world wars when Latvians first enjoyed self-determination.
So no one poses an immediate threat to Intel's hegemony.
Here's what else affects everybody: The hegemony of white, middle-aged men on the Hill, an issue perfectly illustrated by journalist Mike Knoller's photograph of Trump's meeting.
Hindsight will factor in Chris Paul’s injury and absence from Houston’s two failed closeout attempts that could have broken up what is now Golden State’s four-year hegemony in the Western Conference.
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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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