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accession -- as in: accession to the throne
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  • His unexpected accession to title and fortune had removed all his difficulties; and never had the general loved his daughter so well in all her hours of companionship, utility, and patient endurance as when he first hailed her "Your Ladyship!"
  • The circumstance which chiefly availed was the marriage of his daughter with a man of fortune and consequence, which took place in the course of the summer—an accession of dignity that threw him into a fit of good humour, from which he did not recover till after Eleanor had obtained his forgiveness of Henry, and his permission for him "to be a fool if he liked it!"

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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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