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Great Expectations
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  • I ascended it now, in lighter boots than of yore, and tapped in my old way at the door of Miss Havisham’s room.
  • 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.
  • As he ascended the last stair or two, and the light of my lamp included us both, I saw, with a stupid kind of amazement, that he was holding out both his hands to me.
  • I sat thinking of it long after he had ascended to the clouds in a large watch-case, and still I could not make it out.
  • The lighted candle stood in the dark passage within, as of old, and I took it up and ascended the staircase alone.
  • In a few minutes she had ascended out of that clear field, in among the piled mountains of cloud.
  • As I crossed by the fountain, I saw his lighted back windows looking bright and quiet, and, when I stood for a few moments in the doorway of the building where I lived, before going up the stairs, Garden Court was as still and lifeless as the staircase was when I ascended it.

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  • We saw the rocket ascend.
  • The path ascended to the top of the hill

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