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Word: ascendancy

Definition: controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant


Sentences Containing 'ascendancy'

His hatred, like a powerless though furious wave, was broken against the strong ascendancy which Mercedes exercised over him.
Morrel, subdued by the extraordinary ascendancy Monte Cristo exercised over everything around him, did not endeavor to resist it.

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