ASCENDING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASCENDING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ascending
 a.  climbing; rising
Classic Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
1  We heard a loud knock, a deep voice below, and heavy steps ascending the stair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  In a moment the young fellows had dismounted, fastened their horses, and were ascending the precipitous slope which led up to the object which had excited their curiosity.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
3  He was certainly better pleased to hand her into the barouche than to assist her in ascending the box, and his complacency seemed confirmed by the arrangement.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  But on the next, being the day-week of their previous meeting, he saw a female shape floating along the ridge and the outline of a young man ascending from the valley.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
5  She tried one ascending path and another, and found that they led her astray.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
6  More than that it did not do, for she refrained even from ascending the bank and looking over.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
7  She was soon ascending Blooms-End valley and traversing the undulations on the side of the hill.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
8  Propelled by his feet, he steered round and round the pool, ascending each time by one of the back streams and descending in the middle of the current.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
9  For some time she had felt that God was not watching out for her, the Confederates or the South, in spite of the millions of prayers ascending to Him daily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  He answered no, not yet; and added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather Christians, had unfitted him for ascending the pure and undefiled throne of thirty pagan Kings before him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
11  Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
12  Beyond opens a door into the kitchen, where there is a glimpse to be had of a range with much steam ascending from it, and many women, old and young, rushing hither and thither.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
13  "An Indian is a mortal to be felt afore he is seen," returned the scout, ascending the rock, and throwing the deer carelessly down.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
14  This sort of contempt for eminences, or rather dread of the labor of ascending them, might have been termed the besetting weakness of the warfare of the period.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
15  Placing one foot upon the step by which the gentry mounted, she covered the said step with mud, and then, ascending higher, attained the desired position beside the coachman.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  I looked at the blank wall: it seemed a sky thick with ascending stars,--every one lit me to a purpose or delight.
2  Step after step the ladder is ascended.
3  He eventually ascended to the position of chief executive.
4  Mrs Clayton had to hold Lizzie's hand as they ascended the steps.
5  The airplane ascended higher and higher.
6  Boys ascend through the sky-light on to the roof.
7  It is easier to descend than to ascend.
8  Leaders of religious cults maintain ascendancy over their followers by methods that can verge on brainwashing.
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.