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Definition dominance or power over others; or a region so dominated
  • France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa.
dominion = dominance or power
  • His dominion extends as far as they eye can see.
  • dominion = dominance or power over others
  • 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
  • dominion = region where one rules
  • 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
  • dominion = kingdom (the area he ruled)
  • With the other horses gone, his snorting fury had dominion of the air and seemed to grow with each resounding echo from the walls.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Was all this not merely Yankee carcinoma, spreading its growth into my beloved Old Dominion?
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • — NOTES FROM THE WARDEN'S DAILY JOURNAL, Provincial Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario, The Dominion of Canada.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Will you join them in a fight against our sudden quest for dominion?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • That must not happen in the dominion of our queen, the most powerful ruler in the world.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • When Astaroth is victorious, they shall hold dominion and rule as noble lords upon this earth!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • But I do not want to be the president who built empires, or sought grandeur, or extended dominion.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • The very beginning of Genesis tells us that God created man in order to give him dominion over fish and fowl and all creatures.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The symbol of the first is the virtuous sword, of the second, the scepter of dominion, or the book of the law.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • But power and dominion over others—those things that Galbatorix sought—they hold little appeal for me.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • And indeed it could be said that once the faintest stirring of hope became possible, the dominion of the plague was ended.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • 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
  • My evil destiny pursued me as if in exultation, and proved, indeed, that the exercise of its mysterious dominion had as yet only begun.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • 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
  • 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
  • A population will soon be in actual occupation of California, over which it will be idle for Mexico to dream of dominion.
    John O'Sullivan  --  Annexation (Texas)

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