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Definition of "ascendency" []

  • Alternative spelling of ascendancy. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."