Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See ascendance, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • Dawkins style atheism was in ascendence during the 19th century with its mechanistic view of the universe and the "progress" of mankind.

    Behe vs. Dawkins

  • August 15th, 2007 at 12: 06 pm thesciphishow: Of course Behe's ideas are in ascendence and Dawkins 'ideas are running their last gasp so I guess it is to be expected that one would adopt the shrill screech of a bad loser while the other adopt the manner of the gracious winner.

    Behe vs. Dawkins

  • Of course Behe's ideas are in ascendence and Dawkins 'ideas are running their last gasp so I guess it is to be expected that one would adopt the shrill screech of a bad loser while the other adopt the manner of the gracious winner.

    Behe vs. Dawkins

  • And another thing: I've gotten no second of public space to enjoy the ascendence of our first biracial presidential nominee because absolutely everyone, from white Republican to black Democrat and back again, is deeply invested in reading Obama as just black (except when it suits their agendas not to), despite the extremely nuanced reading of his own identity that he's offered the whole world for years now.

    Having a Bad Week

  • We've been O lovers for decades now, but the vowel has really come into its own with the ascendence of twin names Oliver and Olivia to the top of the British popularity list.

    Pamela Redmond Satran: Baby Names 2011: The Hottest Trends

  • "Startling" is not the right word for Guiliani's ascendence, "frightening" is a better word.

    Poll: Giuliani Holds Big Lead Among Conservatives

  • I'm not so naive to think that looks don't matter, let's not make too much of looks alone, or contribute further to their ascendence in popular culture.

    Quote Of The Day II

  • He'd probably get only one party to work with him on most items, so will he pick the R's, who will be in the minority, with dim prospects for the future, or the D's, who are on the ascendence and want to repair the damage done by Bush?

    Pressure Grows On Bloomberg: Make Up Your Mind, Already!

  • That you actually selected this snarky, avaricious petty bureaucrat as your running mate, and then tried to convince anyone who's ever been within spitting distance of an original thought or the most rudimentary powers of observation that she was qualified to hold national office demonstrates an irresponsibility bordering on treason, as her ascendence to that position would most certainly give aid and comfort to our enemies.

    Ian Gurvitz: Senator McCain, You Were Right to Suspend Your Campaign. You Should. Permanently.

  • On the other hand, with national center-Left Democratic ascendence the remaining old time Southern conservative Democrats will be in deep trouble and pretty obsolete.

    Novak: 2008 Could Be "Disaster" For GOP

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