from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Upward in direction or proclivity.
- n. A person from whom one is descended.
- n. A position of power or control.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. tending or directed upward.
- adj. having the most important influence.
- n. position or state of being dominant or in control.
- n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. most powerful or important or influential
- adj. tending or directed upward
- n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
- n. position or state of being dominant or in control
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In many cases, they're arguing that a cultural trend is becoming true, or is about to become true, and the reality is that asserting that these trends are ascendent actually helps them come true.
Ohio, where former GOP Rep. John Kasich is trying to fend off an ascendent Democratic Gov.
There's nothing ascendent about that experience for me.
If anything, SF/F is on a hugely ascendent trajectory in popular awareness these days.
In the ascendent mentality, the "perfect" 24/7 mother is one who stays home to prepare only organic purees for her treasures, while endlessly washing cloth nappies and breastfeeding until the child is almost ready for school.
However there are other major operators in the mix of the ascendent and increasingly normative racism expressed by Judson Phillips and Bill O'Reilly.
They are ascendent right now because they are getting squeezed.
I was in God Help the Girl mode, and I thought she can act, and her star was very much in the ascendent, and I thought OK, I'm going to see if she sings.
On a very dark night for Dems, this is a glimmer of light -- a very clear rebuke to the ascendent Tea Party right.
Yes, he might be on the side of the “reformers” now, but he was a loyal Bushie for a long time while the movement he now derides was ascendent.
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