And to that had destiny subjoined this reencounter to-night, which had, in Bathsheba’s wild imagining, turned her companion’s failure to success, her humiliation to triumph, her lucklessness to ascendency; it had thrown over herself a garish light of mockery, and set upon all things about her an ironical smile.
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ascendancy of China and India as global powers
I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.