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Ascendency meaning

ascendency - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Governing or controlling influence; domination; power.
  2. 2. Superior influence.

ascendency - examples of usage

  1. How she had acquired such ascendency, I do not pretend to say. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. About this time the Scottish borderers seem to have acquired some ascendency over their southern neighbours. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
  3. He supposed that the early lays were of plebeian origin, strongly animated by plebeian sentiment, and familiarly known among the mass of the people; that they disappeared after the ascendency of the new literature, chiefly through the influence of Ennius; and that his immediate predecessor, Naevius, was the last of the genuine native minstrels. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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