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The Republican Party will wither if the ascendant Lout Caucus is the face it presents to this nation of decent, congenial people.
WILL SENATE REPUBLICANS ALLOW THEIR LOUTS TO RULE THE PARTY?GEORGE WILLFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then, in the 1980s, an ascendant conservative movement began a blistering rhetorical assault on what Ronald Reagan called the “dreaded l-word.”
BERNIE SANDERS IS OFTEN CALLED A LIBERAL. HE’D BEG TO DIFFER. WHO IS ACTUALLY A LIBERAL?GRAHAM VYSEFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If this YOLO GameStop saga has taught us anything, it’s that we’re glimpsing an ascendant force in the markets with the power to exert incredible pain on the old guard.
FORGET BITCOIN—GAMESTOP JUST TOPPED $300 IN PRE-MARKET TRADINGBERNHARD WARNERJANUARY 27, 2021FORTUNE
As far as campaign songs go, Bobi Wine’s hits all the right notes—an infectious, joyous message of hope reborn and national unity ascendant, interwoven with campaign pledges set to a rollicking, gospel infused reggae beat.
'MUSEVENI IS SCARED.' UGANDA'S AGING STRONGMAN FACES A CHALLENGE FROM SINGER BOBI WINE IN AN ELECTION PLAGUED BY UNRESTARYN BAKERJANUARY 13, 2021TIME
It was the first decision of the Council’s new 8-1 Democratic super majority, revealing divisions within an an ascendant liberal coalition that nonetheless has near uniform control over city government.
MORNING REPORT: NEW MAYOR, COUNCIL TAKE OVERVOICE OF SAN DIEGODECEMBER 11, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
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
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JULY 30, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO ASCENDANT

  • ascendant
  • compelling
  • dominant
  • overbearing
  • paramount
  • powerful
  • predominant
  • predominate
  • preponderant
  • prevailing
  • regnant
  • ruling
  • sovereign
  • successful
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