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  • n  position or state of being dominant or in control
  • n  someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • s  tending or directed upward
  • s  most powerful or important or influential

  • Liberals are ascendent, Democrats control the White House, Congress and the majority of state houses, and you take this time to hire of all people Bill freakin' Kristol who has .
  • The patriotic parties of Japanese reaction and particularly the Army are now strongly in the Japanese ascendent, determined to have Manchuria by fair means or foul, resolved .
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  • BET Experience 2013: Snoop, Kendrick, Miguel, J. Cole at Staples
    Saturday night Staples Center played host to a wild ride of a hip-hop show, one whose focus was on the sound of Los Angeles and then some, delivered by a roster featuring two headliners who bookend generations -- Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg -- a soulful singer, Miguel, whose future feels limitless, ascendent Crenshaw rapper Schoolboy Q and a whole lot of cameos.        
    June 30, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • James Carville in Boston Globe (registration)
    It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing. Republican Governor. Democratic legislature,said James Carville, architect of President Clinton's 1992 campaign and an advocate of single-payer health insurance. "Romney is an ascendent guy."
  • AJ Smith in
    The Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite is a perfect complement to the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. This deal allows us to further extend and enhance the use of wireless communications in the enterprise by offering a voice mobility solution that... Jim Balsillie TechFinance Mar 10, 2006 5728 8502 ascending Since his arrival, Luis has been played a huge role in the success we've had as a defence," Chargers general manager AJ Smith said. "He's an ascending player who is committed to getting better. We're thrilled that he'll be a Charger for...

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