the state of being in the ; governing or controlling influence; domination.
That was a party on the ascendancy with fresh leadership; this is party of Sarah Palin and Michael Steele.
The Health-Care Wimps Eric Alterman July 19, 2009
And I wish he had elaborated on his intriguing suggestion that “Watergate secured the ascendancy of movement revanchism.”
Heartless Conservatives Unite! Lee Siegel August 28, 2009
Blues fan certainly can celebrate the ascendancy of these promising young artists.
Do Blues Musicians Need to be Really, Really Old? Ted Gioia September 21, 2013
Their ascendancy corresponded with a moment of increased lesbian visibility and so-called lesbian chic.
Tick-Tock: The Explosive Power of the Lesbian Avengers Tim Teeman March 21, 2014
That Severson started down this career path on a fluke makes her ascendancy even sweeter.
A Life in Food John Douglas Marshall May 27, 2010
Charles’s ascendancy in Italy and over the papacy was secured.
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol XII. Arthur Mee
This Imogen is the moment of our ascendancy, this little period is all our own.
Imogen William Godwin
The next sentence goes on to say, “We ask for no ascendancy.”
Library Of The World’s Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6 Various
The High Church party obtained the ascendancy and abused their power.
Bunyan James Anthony Froude
Those who envied the ascendancy of their comrade, and therefore imitated his conduct, began to hesitate in their career.
Caleb Williams William Godwin
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
1712; see ascendant + -cy.
a position of dominance or controlling influence: possession of power, superiority, or preeminence: With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position. an ancestor; forebear. Astrology. the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac rising above the eastern horizon at the time of a birth or event: the […]
to move, climb, or go upward; mount; rise: The airplane ascended into the clouds. to slant upward. to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree; proceed from an inferior to a superior degree or level: to ascend to the presidency. to go toward the source or beginning; go back in time. Music. to rise […]
the state of being in the ; governing or controlling influence; domination. noun the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power n. 1712; see ascendant + -cy.
the state of being in the ; governing or controlling influence; domination. Contemporary Examples 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 4, 2014 Talent has been on the ascendency for so long—30 years—it takes winning […]