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ascendent  n.  
Position or state of being dominant or in control. "That idea was in the ascendant".
Synonyms: ascendant.
Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent).
Synonyms: ancestor, ascendant, antecedent.

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"Ascendent" Quotes from Famous Books

... that the present wife of Colonel Fiske—his third, by the way—had evidently been in her youth a girl of Eleanor's temperament. It was more than apparent, however, that in the case of the son, Sylvia's "type" was in the ascendent; but it must be set down to Sylvia's credit that the circumstance of successful competition gave her no satisfaction. She often heartily wished Eleanor out of it. She could never meet the candid sweetness of the other's eyes without a qualm of discomfort, and ...
— The Bent Twig • Dorothy Canfield

... slumbers, or as beds of ease After our long and peevish sicknesses. O pomp of glory! Welcome now, and come To repossess once more your long'd-for home. A thousand altars smoke: a thousand thighs Of beeves here ready stand for sacrifice. Enter and prosper; while our eyes do wait For an ascendent throughly auspicate: Under which sign we may the former stone Lay of our safety's new foundation: That done, O Caesar! live and be to us Our fate, our fortune, and our genius; To whose free knees we may our temples tie As to a still protecting deity: ...
— The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2 • Robert Herrick

... speaks simple Truth; the Moon is your Ascendent, that covetous Planet that borrows all her Light, and is in opposition still to Venus; and Interest more prevails with you than Love: yet here I find a cross— intruding Line— that does inform me— you have an Itch that way, but Interest still ...
— The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) • Aphra Behn

Words linked to "Ascendent" :   ascend, dominating, ascendence, relative, forefather, dominance, ascendency, ancestress, foremother, ancestor, descendant, father, ascending, forebear, sire, antecedent, dominant

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