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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 holds an interest in the high-grade polymetallic Lagoa Salgada VMS Project located in the prolific Iberian Pyrite Belt in Portugal.
Narendra Modi: Now coming to Narendra Modi, his ascendant is Scorpio and even though there are different charts available on his birth time, I am certain he is a Scorpio lagna.
Francesco's birth date and horoscope, as Cox-Rearick has explained, were considered to be extremely auspicious; the prince was born on 25 March, the first day of the Florentine year, and his astrological chart was closely aligned (in sun and ascendant) with the horoscope of what was viewed as the 'rebirth' of Florence on 5 April 802, under Charlemagne.
Can Germany hold its own in the new world of a reconfigured Europe, an ascendant China, and a 21st-century America?
Minimalism was ascendant as Wilmarth came of age, and, after spending the late '60s as assistant to Tony Smith, he began to make sculpture from square and rectangular panes of glass, etching an expressive surface with hydrofluoric acid.
Dijon University lecturer Pierre Bruno declares Harry Potter a "class enemy" and a "dangerous role model," Hermione, Harry's girl sidekick, a "stupid ineffectual bookworm," and Harry's school house of Gryffindor "the ascendant class of the bourgeoisie." Now you see the violence inherent in the system.
Ireland and the UK have chosen not to participate in the Directive, and Denmark may also opt-out, in accordance with protocols attached to the EU Treaties.One aspect of the proposal that divided MEPs during debates at Committee and plenary level was whether or not to include ascendant relatives in the scope of the Directive.
There is a good deal of evidence which points to the consideration that most episodes of noble ascent after 1500 were linked to processes of wealth accumulation; however, no one considers these noble ascendant families to be "notables" in the sense this term is used to define similar ascendant groups during the 19th century.
While we may not know precisely what was most important to the cardinal in regard to his Ascendant in 1573, it was in many ways the most important point in every chart.
Doyle points out that, in these three contexts, the "racializing and gendering of the body works discursively to make the intellectual class ascendant in the same way that bodies physically work to do the same" (66).
As previously announced Ascendant Resources, a TSX quoted company, has agreed to an earn-in agreement into Redcorp and its Lagoa Salgada asset.
James told ET, as he has said multiple times before in interviews with other outlets, that he won't be a part of "Divergent: Ascendant."
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-February 4, 2016-Prospera Financial adds Ascendant Financial advisors