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ascendancy
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  • But aside from this, there is among educated and thoughtful colored men in all parts of the land a feeling of deep regret, sorrow, and apprehension at the wide currency and ascendancy which some of Mr. Washington's theories have gained.
    Chapter 3 (22% in)
  • Easily the most striking thing in the history of the American Negro since 1876 is the ascendancy of Mr. Booker T. Washington.
    Chapter 3 (1% in)

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