ASCENDANT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ascendant
Definition:
a. rising, moving upward; surpassing or controlling
Example:
Its ascendant governors want to have a loud voice.
Sentence in Classic:
He knelt to say his penance, praying in a corner of the dark nave; and his prayers ascended to heaven from his purified heart like perfume streaming upwards from a heart of white rose.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He longed to ascend through the roof and fly away to another country where he would never hear again of his trouble, and yet a force pushed him downstairs step by step.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
It was indeed Lestrade, who had ascended the stairs while we were talking, and who now entered the room.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Then something suddenly snapped, and your son, finding that he had the coronet in his hands, rushed back, closed the window, ascended to your room, and had just observed that the coronet had been twisted in the struggle and was endeavouring to straighten it when you appeared upon the scene.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre stepped out of his carriage and, passing the toiling militiamen, ascended the knoll from which, according to the doctor, the battlefield could be seen.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He ascended an incline, stopped, looked about him, and advanced to where the screen of trees was less dense.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It is impossible to ascend that rapid river on which you came as by a miracle, and which runs under vaulted rocks.
Candide By Voltaire Context
It appeared to my childish fancy, as I ascended to the bedroom where I had been imprisoned, that they brought a cold blast of air into the house which blew away the old familiar feeling like a feather.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
When I first went into it, and, rather oppressed by its gloom, stood near the door looking about me, I saw her pass among the extinguished fires, and ascend some light iron stairs, and go out by a gallery high overhead, as if she were going out into the sky.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Sparsit had come, emerged from the green lane, crossed the stony road, and ascended the wooden steps to the railroad.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context