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France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa.
  dominance or power over others; or a region so dominated
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  • France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa.
  • His dominion extends as far as they eye can see.
  • Your royal Highness, if you had given that challenge a week ago, I’ll answer for it—there was no one in King Edmund’s dominion, from the High King down to the smallest Talking Mouse, who would have refused it.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • The die was cast one winter’s day when I received a summons from the Dominion Wildlife Service informing me that I had been hired at the munificent salary of one hundred and twenty dollars a month, and that I "would" report to Ottawa at once.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • We are the masters of fire, for we have dominion over it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Last night, for instance, she had reached impulsively for the volume he held, opened it at the marked page, and squinting curiously at the words in the wan light, had read aloud: "We are in the first place to apprehend that there is a time fixed and stated by God for the Devil to enjoy a dominion over our sinful and therefore woful world.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • I hear that excitement is the master of the hour, that you fling yourself through these dominions like a comet across the firmament.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • When the doctors opened her stomach, they found that cancer had established complete dominion.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Was all this not merely Yankee carcinoma, spreading its growth into my beloved Old Dominion?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A little later there’s the Dominion Observatory Official Tune Signal: first a series of outer space beeps, then silence, then a long dash.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • With no nearby city to veil the sky with light, the stars here held undisputed dominion over the night.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The age of machines holding dominion over man had come.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • And what way of knowing that the dominion of the Party would not endure for ever?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • That must not happen in the dominion of our queen, the most powerful ruler in the world.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The dominions of kings are limited either by mountains or rivers, or a change of manners, or an alteration of language.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Long ago they fell under the dominion of the One, and they became Ringwraiths, shadows under his great Shadow, his most terrible servants.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • It was quite deserted; not even wild animals seemed to have used it in all the days of Smaug’s dominion.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • And how, pray, did you come to enter my dominions?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The brotherhood’s dominion seemed limitless.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Will you join them in a fight against our sudden quest for dominion?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Surely, if we have learned nothing else, this war has taught us pity—pity for those witless souls that suffer our dominion.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The English have not been able to secure complete dominion over this territory, which is subjected to the influence of rajahs, whom it is almost impossible to reach in their inaccessible mountain fastnesses.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that, for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • In the monarch Thought’s dominion— It stood there!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • In the Wild the time of a mother with her young is short; but under the dominion of man it is sometimes even shorter.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The man who ten years before and a year later was considered an outlawed brigand is sent to an island two days’ sail from France, which for some reason is presented to him as his dominion, and guards are given to him and millions of money are paid him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The chickens, geese and ducks kept up an incessant din, added to which was the screaming and croaking of flamingoes and penguins, whose dominion we were invading.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • We aimed for no more than to have dominion over every creature that moved upon the earth.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • But thirty feet below sea level, their dominion ceases, their influence fades, their power vanishes!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • As the days went by, other dogs came, in crates and at the ends of ropes, some docilely, and some raging and roaring as he had come; and, one and all, he watched them pass under the dominion of the man in the red sweater.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • For several miles in this direction, the mountains appeared reluctant to yield their dominion, but within reach of the eye they diverged, and finally melted into the level and sandy lands, across which we have accompanied our adventurers in their double journey.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Although spring was surely just around the corner, the god of winter was not about to relinquish its hard-won dominion without a tussle.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with such terrors as thou hast at thy command: for this is thy dominion!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • But he who in the rightly regal and intelligent spirit presides over his own private dinner-table of invited guests, that man’s unchallenged power and dominion of individual influence for the time; that man’s royalty of state transcends Belshazzar’s, for Belshazzar was not the greatest.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The place I was in was no doubt that wild country, inhabited only by a few, that lies between the Emperor of Morocco’s dominions and the Negroes.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • It seemed good to be reprieved, to walk in a land that had only been for a few years under the dominion of the Dark Lord and was not yet fallen wholly into decay.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • But he wields great dominion, nonetheless,’ said Gimli; ’and now he will strike more swiftly.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • He stayed there, exposed to the sun and the rain, as if the thongs were unnecessary, for a dominion superior to any visible bond kept him tied to the trunk of the chestnut tree.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • By the Trial of the Long Knives, you have gained dominion over the wandering tribes, many of which I have long counted among my subjects.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • What I say to Thee will come to pass, and our dominion will be built up.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • What if this voice should say words that it speaks already in private, should rise and not fall again, should rise and rise and rise, and the people rise with it, should madden them with thoughts of rebellion and dominion, with thoughts of power and possession?
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Five days we do allot thee for provision To shield thee from diseases of the world; And on the sixth to turn thy hated back Upon our kingdom: if, on the tenth day following, Thy banish’d trunk be found in our dominions, The moment is thy death.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Now I say that those dominions which, when acquired, are added to an ancient state by him who acquires them, are either of the same country and language, or they are not.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • I dined at what Herbert and I used to call a geographical chop-house, where there were maps of the world in porter-pot rims on every half-yard of the tablecloths, and charts of gravy on every one of the knives,—to this day there is scarcely a single chop-house within the Lord Mayor’s dominions which is not geographical,—and wore out the time in dozing over crumbs, staring at gas, and baking in a hot blast of dinners.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "Fiend in man’s shape! why dost thou keep dominion over my child?" cried Mr. Pyncheon, when his choked utterance could make way.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • "I make it a point never to speak harshly of females," Shreve said, "but that woman has gotmore ways like abitch than any ladyin these sovereign states and dominions."
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • A couple of Sundays ago the National President of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire, who obviously doesn’t know the first thing about us, made a deliberate attempt to create fear and ill will among her dominion-wide members.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • And it was at this moment, as I stood there with the rifle in my hands, that I first grasped the hollowness, the futility of the white man’s dominion in the East.
    George Orwell  --  Shooting an Elephant
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