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Courage and cunning had established his ascendency, and it had been rendered, in some degree, sacred by time.
He believed the Binkie family to be the greatest and wisest and most interesting in the world, and her Ladyship and his aunt had long held ascendency over him; but sometimes he felt that she commanded him too much.
ELLIE Goulding's star is definitely in the ascendency as she shines brightly at the OK Style Awards in Berlin.