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Ultimately, finding the Emperor's cause in the ascendant, he cast aside hesitation and threw in his lot with him.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The High Church party were then in the ascendant, and Abbot, from various causes, declined from favour.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
It was Jem Deady in the custody of his wife, who was now in the ascendant.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
In 1784, the Foxite administration fell, and Pitt was in the ascendant.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 348VARIOUS
He has written a large number of short sketches and more extended novels, and his talent is still in the ascendant.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Fortunately, however, for our national welfare and our national character, better counsels are at length in the ascendant.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
By sea or land men want no Powers ascendant, but only law and service.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
If all the animals and man had been evolved in this ascendant manner, then there had been no first parents, no Eden, and no Fall.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
At any hour, or at midnight, or at a particular epoch of the moon's age, or when this or that star was in the ascendant?
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
As either hope or fear gained the ascendant, so each man spoke as his hopes or his fears prompted him.
PONCE DE LEONWILLIAM PILLING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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