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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
Black people are probably tired of being shot in the streets and being enslaved by the industrial prison complex, and hegemony and fascism are alive and well in Nashville, TN.
Now Thiel is leaving Silicon Valley for Los Angeles — a move his camp describes as a bid to escape the political hegemony of the San Francisco Bay Area.
But the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements have torpedoed, seemingly suddenly, into the music business' largely white, male hegemony.
Fearing a return of the jihadists and Iranian hegemony, America has promised to stay in north-eastern Syria until a peace deal is reached.
Nonetheless, Turkey and Iran share an interest in countering Saudi hegemony, and Erdogan has sought to defuse tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, fearing the regional conflagration that could ensue from an all-out war.
Greater competition from refiners from China to Saudi Arabia threatens U.S. hegemony in the Latin American fuel market.
And that’s only part of a sweeping Republican effort to denigrate the FBI, its former director James Comey, career prosecutors in the Justice Department — essentially anyone who poses a threat to Trump’s hegemony.
Now Iran is setting up military bases to cement its dream of a land bridge to Lebanon as a path to regional hegemony.
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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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