- Also as·cend·ance, as·cend·ence .
- non·as·cend·ance, noun
- non·as·cend·an·cy, noun
- non·as·cend·ence, noun
- non·as·cend·en·cy, noun
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How to use ascendancy in a sentence
Yet despite this, its ascendency is no less compelling than that of the Bay Area.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay | Joel Kotkin | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But nowhere was this middle class ascendency more dramatic than in Europe, first in Italy and later in northern Europe.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class | Joel Kotkin | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the long run, the biggest threat to the Sunbelt ascendency is internal.Forget What the Pundits Tell You, Coastal Cities are Old News - it’s the Sunbelt that’s Booming | Joel Kotkin | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Talent has been on the ascendency for so long—30 years—it takes winning for granted.
Her lofty dreams gained a daily increasing ascendency over her character.
She had involuntarily gained that entire ascendency over his whole being which made her the world to him.
The mob, headed by the Jacobins, had now the complete ascendency, and he was minister but in name.
Danton, Marat, and Robespierre were now in the ascendency, riding with resistless power upon the billows of mob violence.
Traffic by sea was the great source of their wealth; ascendency on the sea the great object of their ambition.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for ascendancy
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
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