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The Republican Party will wither if the ascendant Lout Caucus is the face it presents to this nation of decent, congenial people.Will Senate Republicans allow their louts to rule the party?|George Will|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Then, in the 1980s, an ascendant conservative movement began a blistering rhetorical assault on what Ronald Reagan called the “dreaded l-word.”Bernie Sanders is often called a liberal. He’d beg to differ. Who is actually a liberal?|Graham Vyse|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
If this YOLO GameStop saga has taught us anything, it’s that we’re glimpsing an ascendant force in the markets with the power to exert incredible pain on the old guard.Forget Bitcoin—GameStop just topped $300 in pre-market trading|Bernhard Warner|January 27, 2021|Fortune
As far as campaign songs go, Bobi Wine’s hits all the right notes—an infectious, joyous message of hope reborn and national unity ascendant, interwoven with campaign pledges set to a rollicking, gospel infused reggae beat.
It was the first decision of the Council’s new 8-1 Democratic super majority, revealing divisions within an an ascendant liberal coalition that nonetheless has near uniform control over city government.Morning Report: New Mayor, Council Take Over|Voice of San Diego|December 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The ascendant media that looked down on him has been pretty much destroyed.How Monica Lewinsky Changed the Media|Tina Brown|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Tex-Mex for decades was ascendant,” Arellano told the The Weekly Alibi in 2012.The Next Big Cuisine of 2014 Is ... Tex-Mex?|Andrew Romano|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stressed as it may be, the Coalition of the Ascendant is not disappearing.Income Inequality is a Recipe for Stagnation|Lloyd Green|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just last year, it seemed as if Hamas—with the Brotherhood dominating Egyptian electoral politics—might be ascendant.Arab Spring Keeps Sending Hamas Packing|Rachel Cohen|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gay marriage is ascendant, driven by a rapidly shifting public opinion.Exodus Closes, Marking Official End of the Ex-Gay Movement|David Sessions|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, finding the Emperor's cause in the ascendant, he cast aside hesitation and threw in his lot with him.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The High Church party were then in the ascendant, and Abbot, from various causes, declined from favour.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
It was Jem Deady in the custody of his wife, who was now in the ascendant.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
In 1784, the Foxite administration fell, and Pitt was in the ascendant.
He has written a large number of short sketches and more extended novels, and his talent is still in the ascendant.
British Dictionary definitions for ascendant
- a point on the ecliptic that rises on the eastern horizon at a particular moment and changes as the earth rotates on its axis
- the sign of the zodiac containing this point