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ascendancy

Pronunciation: /əˈsendənsi/
ascendency

Translation of ascendancy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [formal] ascendiente (masculine) [formal] the Protestant ascendancy la supremacía protestante to have the ascendancy over sb/sth tener* or ejercer* ascendiente sobre algn/algo [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The ascendency of Hardwicke's position was aided by two factors in addition to Fortescue's retirement.
    • The problem of translation has become a moral question of linguistic ascendancy.
    • Following his downfall, the conservatives in economic and religious positions are in the ascendancy.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.