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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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The tasks of reverse counting, ascendent ordering of digits and short-term visual memory demand updating and maintenance of the objectives in the working memory and the inhibition of distractors and automatic behaviors.
Ascendent Systems, a subsidiary of Research In Motion (NasdaqGS:RIMM) and a provider of enterprise voice mobility solutions, announced on Tuesday (12 June) that Lahey Clinic Medical Centre in Burlington and Peabody, Massachusetts, US has deployed the Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite.
The new system includes the BlackBerry MVS Client, part of BlackBerry Device Software; BlackBerry MVS Connectors, part of BlackBerry Enterprise Server; and Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite, which interfaces with heterogeneous PBXs.
Voo, too,have a guest star in their midst, withChris Needham from Former Miss America on keyboard duties.Voo's star is in the ascendent and many a Wise Man should start to follow their career.
This technology, offered by Ascendent Telecommunications, is one method that several universities, including Marquette and The University of Chicago, are adapting to allow themselves to reach students and administrators at all times.
The utopist, however, is concerned less with the historicity of Sparta than with the motives behind the idealizing and revising of the ascendent Sparta prior to its fall.
Hugo was clearly worried for his cousin; "elle travaille comme une negresse," he confided to his diary, and then there is this entry for November 29: "I feel as if Anna is being slowly ground up." Her name figured in the Parliamentary debates over the new, allegedly decadent, art; Deutsches Volksblatt, the paper of the ascendent Christian Socials, warned that "fists will have to go into action on January 20," while the writers of the Young Vienna movement published a pro-Kuhl manifesto, vowing to meet the "barbarization" of public life with an equal strength of purpose.
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But the urge to wander was no longer in the ascendent. The prospect of Europe did not seem as alluring now as the prospect of New York had appeared when she lived in Philadelphia.
America Ascendent: From Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945, by Sean Dennis Cashman.
Pathos is now in the ascendent, and feeling has come to operate as a false guarantor of truth.
Note was taken of the (1) speaker's status--was the candidate a challenger or an ascendent (i.e., a sitting president or a sitting vice-president)?
AMIN'S LATEST BOOK takes the occasion of The Communist Manifesto's 150th anniversary to affirm the ongoing relevance of Marxist analysis and point the way beyond a variety of intellectual and political dead-ends faced by the left in an era of ascendent global capitalism.
In animals inoculated with both parasites, infected macrophages were found starting 24 h after infection following an ascendent multiplication curve, reaching a maximun average (9 organisms) at the fourth day.