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They are the most powerful, but they don’t have complete hegemony.
  the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over all others
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  • They are the most powerful, but they don’t have complete hegemony.
  • After the downfall of the Soviet Union, many said the United States enjoyed practical hegemony.
  • Right now there’s a vast international fleet and army in existence, with American hegemony.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Yet, indeed, even leaving aside these most powerful resemblances, which are very real and which find their origin in similar historical fountains (there should be added: an entrenched religious hegemony, authoritarian and puritanical in spirit), one discovers more superficial yet sparkling cultural correspondences: the passion for horseflesh and military titles, domination over women (along with a sulky-sly lechery), a tradition of storytelling, addiction to the blessings of firewater.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • This thought accorded with the enthusiasm of the Liberals, especially the younger ones, who had succeeded in electing a president from their party after forty-five years of Conservative hegemony.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The government portrayed itself as a bulwark against the return of alien, Tutsi hegemony, the ever-present threat, which events in Burundi made entirely plausible.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In the German spirit the matriarchal link with nature rules in the form of the hegemony of music to an extent unknown in any other people.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • They are incapable either of self-rule or of accepting the hegemony of their superiors.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • …in neap and spring tides: its subsidence after devastation: its sterility in the circumpolar icecaps, arctic and antarctic: its climatic and commercial significance: its preponderance of 3 to 1 over the dry land of the globe: its indisputable hegemony extending in square leagues over all the region below the subequatorial tropic of Capricorn: the multisecular stability of its primeval basin: its luteofulvous bed: its capacity to dissolve and hold in solution all soluble substances…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Northerners whose political power depended on maintaining the Federal hegemony over the former Confederate states resisted any effort to heal sectional strife.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • They did not know if it was a war of ideology or economics or hegemony or spite.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • His career extends from the industry’s modest origins to its current hamburger hegemony.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He was speaking to Genet in Tigrinya, but I heard a few English words: "hegemony" and "proletariat."
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Lately we had hoped that Attolia would take Sounis and be content once he was no longer a threat to her throne, whereas Sounis’s goal has been to expand his hegemony.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • THE HEGEMONY WRESTED from the enemy, the freedom won from the malice of the monster, the life energy released from the toils of the tyrant Holdfast—is symbolized as a woman.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It is in the interest of the Hegemony that you accept.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • This went on for years, right up to the war between the Russo-Anglo-American Alliance and the Chinese Hegemony.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • So trust me now, Anderson, and don’t bring the whole damn Hegemony down on review.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • I reserve the right to communicate with the Hegemony and the Strategoi at any time.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Because as long as people are afraid of the buggers, the I.F. can stay in power, and as long as the I.F. is in power, certain countries can keep their hegemony.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • A FORCE: space task force was immediately dispatched from Parvati to evacuate the Hegemony citizens on Hyperion before the Time Tombs open.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Whatever secrets the Time Tombs might hold would go to the Hegemony’s enemy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The fate of the Hegemony may depend upon it.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A Hegemony warship is… escorting us… this very moment.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Next to the priest sat a man whose image had been familiar to most citizens of the Hegemony some years before.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "You said that there was a Hegemony warship escorting us," the Consul said to Het Masteen as they finished their roast beef and boiled sky squid.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Consul c6uld not avoid an involuntary intake of breath as the Hegemony ship filled the viewer.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • By Hegemony Standard, it is October 12, 589 p.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The best anti-aging drugs the Hegemony has to offer only manage to extend an active lifetime a bit over the hundred standard-year mark.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The tunnels on each world are thirty meters square and carved by some technology still not available to the Hegemony.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A battered passenger skimmer with the gold geodesic of the Hegemony painted on one flare skirt had landed ten meters away.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Welcome to the newest world in the Hegemony.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Consul turned away from the pit, looking at his former aide but now seeing, for the first time, the Governor-General of a besieged Hegemony world.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Hyperion still needs the Hegemony, and Gladstone still has the vote of confidence of the All Thing, if not the Senate.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The New Prophet then began to explain exactly how the Hegemony hostages would be executed, but at that moment Kassad’s deadline ran out.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Even when separated by the inevitable leap years of time-debt, no colonial or independent world could hope to match the power of the Hegemony.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The early Outback skirmishes such as Bent’s World and GHC 2990 were considered aberrations, of little interest to the Hegemony.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A minimum of seven standard months separated Bressia from any Hegemony rescue or response.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The last fatline message from Bressia to the Hegemony was cut off in mid-transmission an hour after Ouster troops entered the city.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • There he was resuscitated and put on full life support while the military brass and Hegemony politicians decided what to do with him.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And the Ousters obviously had many questions for these Hegemony citizens.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Then the Consul realized, belatedly, that the treeship would be ideal for the upcoming evacuation, its expenses ultimately to be reimbursed by the Hegemony.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The elite Ouster equivalent of Hegemony Space Marines, the commandos would not only have been trained for free-fall combat but had been born and bred to zero-g.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The New Prophet agreed with Kassad’s statement that Allah would horribly punish heretics but announced that it was the Hegemony infidels who would be so punished.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Not during the parades and parties of graduation, nor as the class marched in a final Olympian review before the Hegemony CEO, saluting from his red-lit levitation deck.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In the first three days of the revolution the armies of the New Prophet had occupied most of the cities on two continents and had taken more than twenty-seven thousand Hegemony hostages.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Full visuals had not yet formed; the air remained empty except for the pulse of transmission codes which told the Consul that this fatline squirt had originated on the Hegemony administrative world of Tau Ceti Center.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "It would seem that our reasons for returning to Hyperion are so compelling that even the Shrike Church and the Hegemony probability intelligences agree that we deserve to return," he said.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Hegemony Consul sat on the balcony of his ebony spaceship and played Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-sharp Minor on an ancient but well-maintained Steinway while great, green, saurian things surged and bellowed in the swamps below.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Nor were the revolutionary mullahs who had led the invasion so opposed to the "Great Satan of Hegemony Science" that they refused to tie into the global data net with their personal cornlogs.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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