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ascend
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Bleak House
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  • If she could be translated to heaven to-morrow, she might be expected to ascend without any rapture.
  • Our coming to the ridge of a hill we had been ascending enabled our friend to point out Chesney Wold itself to us and diverted his attention from its master.
  • He ascends the doorsteps and is gliding into the dusky hall when he encounters, on the top step, a bowing and propitiatory little man.
  • As we ascended the hill, he looked about him with a sharp eye—the day was now breaking—and reminded me that I had come down it one night, as I had reason for remembering, with my little servant and poor Jo, whom he called Toughey.
  • As they ascend the dim stairs (Mr.

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

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