Still, anything was liable to happen when his unlucky star was in the ascendant.
At any rate, for more than fifteen years of his reign the king was in the ascendant.
Whether the bad might have gained the ascendant, or the good triumphed, I know not.
Now it was the Bed Man, now Napoleon, who stood in the ascendant.
Then his instinct of fair play in the game took the ascendant.