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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • His hatred, like a powerless though furious wave, was broken against the strong ascendancy which Mercedes exercised over him.
  • Franz was less enthusiastic; but the count exercised over him also the ascendency a strong mind always acquires over a mind less domineering.
  • Morrel, subdued by the extraordinary ascendancy Monte Cristo exercised over everything around him, did not endeavor to resist it.
  • The baroness had looked forward to this marriage as a means of ridding her of a guardianship which, over a girl of Eugenie’s character, could not fail to be rather a troublesome undertaking; for in the tacit relations which maintain the bond of family union, the mother, to maintain her ascendancy over her daughter, must never fail to be a model of wisdom and a type of perfection.

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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.
    Thomas Jefferson

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