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in the ascendant

Gaining in status, power, influence, or rank; on the rise. With nationalist extremism in the ascendant again, many are worried that the divisiveness in the country is going to get worse before it gets better. While the team was in the ascendant during the 1980s, its manager was quietly securing a spot for himself in the league's administration.

in the ascendant

rising in power or influence.
This expression has been in figurative use since the late 16th century. Literally, in technical astrological use, an ascendant is the sign of the zodiac that is just rising above the eastern horizon at a particular moment.
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Ascendant Solutions Inc is a clause-oriented investment company with a focus is on acquiring, managing and growing community-based pharmacies in the Southwest Region.
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Star performance Ascendant, who made an impressive winning debut over hurdles Farewell Keith Mason retired after 16 years as the BHA vet in Scotland Who caught the eye staying on steadily in the 2m4f handicap?
Ascendant Solutions is focused on acquiring, managing and growing community-based pharmacies in the Southwest Region under its Healthcare subsidiary, Dougherty's Holdings, Inc.
15 April 2014 -- Dallas-based investment firm Ascendant Solutions Inc (OTC: ASDS) said that Mark S Heil will assume the role of president and chief financial officer of the company.
Ascendant Diagnostics, a Virtual Incubation portfolio company based in Fayetteville, is developing a test for the early detection of breast cancer using proteins present in tear samples.
Pearl Harbor hunk Josh Hartnett (left) is one young actor whose star is definitely in the ascendant at the moment.
Since disbanding The Blessing, he's gone on to solo fame in the States and this album confirms his star ascendant status with polished performances ranging from the Tom Petty-ish I Can't Wait to radio-friendly ballad Soul I Want.
But then, as the broader series suggests, his work's dialogue with Western painting is fundamentally also a dialogue within Korean culture--a struggle between past and present, in which it's not clear which side is ascendant.
The end of the book is an exhortation to ascendant "Progressives" always to think in terms of expanding liberty, and a list of suggestions about what, in specific, such a program might contain.
6 August 2014 - Dougherty's Holdings, the healthcare unit of US financial services company Ascendant Solutions Inc (OTCMKTS:ASDS), has paid an undisclosed amount for Texas-based Family Pharmacy, the parent company announced.
On the mark aboard the Mark Johnston-trained Iron Velvet in the nursery, he also received a two-day ban for careless riding on stablemate Akbabend, who was disqualified after passing the post a nose in front of the odds-on Ascendant in the 1m4f maiden.
And Nittve's ascendant career trajectory, culminating in his recent appointment to the directorship of Tate Modern, has certainly borne out the prediction.
26 March 2012 a[euro]" US electronic components distributor Avnet Inc (NYSE:AVT) said on Monday it had signed a deal to take over local IT consultancy Ascendant Technology LLC for a non-specified price.
With All About My Mother, he has fashioned a melodrama worthy of Douglas Sirk, in which emotional sympathy for and generosity toward his characters closes the ironic distance previously ascendant in the Spaniard's work.