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 Meanings and Examples of ASCENT
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ascent
 n.  upward slope or grade; movement upward
Example Sentence:
1  Summers' ascent to the top of the list to succeed Bernanke rankled some of the president's liberal supporters.
2  Mr. Ma's ascent to dot-com billionaire is remarkable for not following the traditional script. Unlike Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Steven P. Jobs or Microsoft's Bill Gates, Mr. Ma, 49, has no background in computing and professes not to understand technology.
3  This unbreakable bond that unites as one,Is as strong as the ascent of the morning sun.
4  His rapid ascent in the social scale was surprising.
5  A 30 minute hike up to the base of the ferrate is followed by an unforgettable 2 hour ascent up the cliff.
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Mr. Rosedale was still at a stage in his social ascent when it was of importance to produce such impressions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  She sat quiet, her lips parted by the stress of the ascent, her eyes wandering peacefully over the broken ranges of the landscape.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  At last Aniele succeeded in pacifying her, and she essayed the ascent; then, however, she had to be stopped while the old woman cautioned her about the floor of the garret.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
4  After crossing a low vale, through which a gushing brook meandered, he suddenly ascended a hill, so steep and difficult of ascent, that the sisters were compelled to alight in order to follow.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
5  The Huron instantly turned, and commenced a rapid retreat up the ascent.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
6  The course lay up the ascent, and still continued hazardous and laborious.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
7  His keen eye took a single look at the victims, and then shot its glances over the difficulties of the ascent in his front.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
8  This was the third phase of his ascent.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
9  It is at this point that the ascent of the hill begins.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
10  And taking the rope in his teeth, he resolutely began the ascent.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
11  Felton jumped onshore, climbed the little ascent which led to the top of the cliff, saluted Milady a last time, and took his course toward the city.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 59 WHAT TOOK PLACE AT PORTSMOUTH AUGUST 23, 1628
12  The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
13  It was nearly noon when I arrived at the top of the ascent.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
14  Here we stopped, breathless with our ascent, and she placed her hand lightly on my lips.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Mr. PEGGOTTY'S DREAM COMES TRUE
15  She mounted the stairs behind the porter, her head bowed in the ascent, her frail shoulders curved as with a burden, her skirt girt tightly about her.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD