ASCENDANCY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ascendancy
Definition:
n. superiority or decisive advantage; domination
Example:
Leaders of religious cults maintain ascendancy over their followers by methods that can verge on brainwashing.
Sentence in Classic:
His hatred, like a powerless though furious wave, was broken against the strong ascendancy which Mercedes exercised over him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Easily the most striking thing in the history of the American Negro since 1876 is the ascendancy of Mr.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
He knelt to say his penance, praying in a corner of the dark nave; and his prayers ascended to heaven from his purified heart like perfume streaming upwards from a heart of white rose.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He longed to ascend through the roof and fly away to another country where he would never hear again of his trouble, and yet a force pushed him downstairs step by step.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
It was indeed Lestrade, who had ascended the stairs while we were talking, and who now entered the room.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Then something suddenly snapped, and your son, finding that he had the coronet in his hands, rushed back, closed the window, ascended to your room, and had just observed that the coronet had been twisted in the struggle and was endeavouring to straighten it when you appeared upon the scene.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre stepped out of his carriage and, passing the toiling militiamen, ascended the knoll from which, according to the doctor, the battlefield could be seen.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He ascended an incline, stopped, looked about him, and advanced to where the screen of trees was less dense.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context