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Use "ascendency" in a sentence
"Protestant ascendency means nothing less than an influence obtained by virtue, by love, or even by artifice and seduction, -- full as little an influence derived from the means by which ministers have obtained an influence which might be called, without straining, an _ascendency_, in public assemblies in England, that is, by a liberal distribution of places and pensions, and other graces of government."
"On the other hand, the Democratic Party of Virginia is very much in ascendency while the Republican Party of Virginia is very much in its descent."
"You assume that campaigning on issues that are not now in ascendency will have no impact on the subcomponents of the electorate: people."