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accession -- as in: accession to the throne
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  • ’Tilda,’ said Miss Squeers, with such a sudden accession of violence that John started in his boots, ’I throw you off for ever, miss.
  • Suffice it to say, that I believe the applications for loans, gifts, and offices of profit that I have been requested to forward to the originals of the BROTHERS CHEERYBLE (with whom I never interchanged any communication in my life) would have exhausted the combined patronage of all the Lord Chancellors since the accession of the House of Brunswick, and would have broken the Rest of the Bank of England.

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  • Elizabeth’s accession in 1558
  • we used to repeat the chronological order of the kings of England, with the dates of their accession, and most of the principal events of their reigns
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park

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