ascendency ascendency  /ə ˈsɛn dən si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

Usage(s):

  1. This is a move to regain his old ascendency over the Transport Workers.
  2. Not since the ascendency of Solomon Solis Carvalho in 1917 had a Hearstling been given such wide powers.
  3. Since his ascendency he has seen to it that Union Indemnity got all state departmental insurance, that it bonded all state employes, all bridge and highway contractors.

News

  1. Fulham's new owner is American, but that isn't a bad thing

    Sixteen years ago, a rich outsider purchased Fulham when it was bobbing in the depths of the English football league, made aggressive promises about a planned ascendency, and then delivered on them, pushing the club from the nation's third division to the Premiership in just four years. Mohamed Al Fayed then oversaw a long period of consolidation, funding the club's now 13-season stay in the top ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Andy Glockner: Fulham's new owner is American, but that isn't a bad thing

    Sixteen years ago, a rich outsider purchased Fulham when it was bobbing in the depths of the English football league. The outsider made aggressive promises about a planned ascendency, and then delivered on them, pushing the club from the nation's third division to the Premiership in just four years. Mohamed Al Fayed then oversaw a long period of consolidation, funding the club's now 13-season ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

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Quotes

  1. "We seem to be witnessing a geek ascendency, whether it's with the ubiquity of toys like iPods or the appreciation of sci-fi entertainment," says John Scalzi, a sci-fi author and creative consultant to the Syfy channel's Stargate Universe....
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: John Scalzi Source: USA Today

  2. "I think our start was pretty good, we really peppered the goals and just missed opportunities," Carlton coach Brett Ratten said. "I suppose when you come interstate you need to put an ascendency on the board and get a gap to get some...
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Brett Ratten Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The contact part of our game is on the ascendency, so I'm not surprised fighting is up," said Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke. "I don't think it's going to go any higher. We want physical hockey back, but no one wants to go...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Brian Burke Source: USA Today

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