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 Meanings and Examples of ASCEND
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ascend
 v.  go up or climb; rise through the air; mount
Classic Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
1  So the student sat himself down and waited a while; but the time hung heavy upon him, and he begged earnestly that he might ascend forthwith, for his thirst for knowledge was great.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TURNIP
2  The house Ali had chosen, and which was to serve as a town residence to Monte Cristo, was situated on the right hand as you ascend the Champs Elysees.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 42. Monsieur Bertuccio.
3  I have believed it was much easier to descend from the whole to a part than to ascend from a part to the whole.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
4  Before this room, to which you could ascend by the grand, and go out by the back staircase, the servants passed with curiosity, and Bertuccio with terror.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
5  Morrel watched her as she left the room; he heard her ascend the little staircase which led both to Madame de Villefort's apartments and to hers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 93. Valentine.
6  Monte Cristo remembered that on that very spot, on the same rock, he had been violently dragged by the guards, who forced him to ascend the slope at the points of their bayonets.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
7  We could not hear the servant's reply, but the door closed, and some one began to ascend the stairs.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
8  Thus urged, the Jew began to ascend the steep and narrow steps which led up to the gallery.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
9  Christian took up his gownpiece, and the two set out to ascend the hill.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
10  Accordingly, when watching on the night after the festival, the reddleman saw him ascend by the little path, lean over the front gate of Clym's garden, sigh, and turn to go back again.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
11  I heard her voice downstairs, but I knew that she could not ascend.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
12  A small page admitted us, and we began at once to ascend the broad, well-carpeted stair.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
13  They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the nature of the air we breathe.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  I passed the bridge of Pelissier, where the ravine, which the river forms, opened before me, and I began to ascend the mountain that overhangs it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
15  I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Example Sentence:
1  Boys ascend through the sky-light on to the roof.
2  It is easier to descend than to ascend.
3  Step after step the ladder is ascended.
4  He eventually ascended to the position of chief executive.
5  Mrs Clayton had to hold Lizzie's hand as they ascended the steps.
6  The airplane ascended higher and higher.
7  Leaders of religious cults maintain ascendancy over their followers by methods that can verge on brainwashing.
8  I looked at the blank wall: it seemed a sky thick with ascending stars,--every one lit me to a purpose or delight.
9  Its ascendant governors want to have a loud voice.
10  His star was in the ascendant.
11  To her legion of steadfast admirers, the Nobel Peace Prize winner's ascendance to "sanctified" status may look as inevitable as it is justified.