the loftiest heights to which imagination can ascend
I dreamed of ascending Everest myself one day;
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
We ascended three stairways, passed three landings.
David Almond -- Skellig
he ascended the valley in a mathematically direct line towards his distant home in the meadows.
Thomas Hardy -- The Return of the Native
the moon ascending, Up from the east
Walt Whitman -- Leaves of Grass
Orange sparks ascended from wave-like sheets of flame
Mark Helprin -- A Soldier of the Great War
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Outside the window, the moon ascended and drifted and eventually climbed out of sight as I continued to read.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
Instead of heading toward the great steel doors, we moved quickly across the length of the palace, where we ascended another spiral staircase.
Kiera Cass -- The One
I’ve heard some people speculate all the time on when you’ll be ascending."
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
"You told her you wouldn’t kill us if she ascended that throne," Jace said, unclasping the silver bracelet from around his wrist.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
The Berg was ascending, now at least two hundred feet off the ground, and moving forward, heading for the trees.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
The warehouse is twice the size of a football field and sectioned into three ascending tiers.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
They ascended the wall to meet a circular, person-sized door in the ceiling, through which shone a single gleam of light.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
A large balcony packed with more students seemed to ascend elegantly into the drawings.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
Her voice was always sprightly, aloft, but when I’d meet them in the foyer Sunny would be quickly ascending the stairs.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
She overtook Jesus lizards that swam and ran in bursts over the water, she was surrounded by tired half-drowned fly-catchers screaming tack tack tack tack, frogmouths, nightjars forced to keep awake, brain-fever birds and their irritating ascending scales, snake eagles, scimitar-babblers, they rode the air around Lalla wishing to perch on her unable to alight on anything except what was moving.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
Sty, stride, ascend, descend.
Unknown -- Beowulf
At the front of the house, beside the door, a flight of stairs ascends to the second level.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
The embroidery on Kai’s robe, the designs in the crests that would be raised when he took his vows, the number of times the gong would be struck when he ascended to the dais, all practices that had been around for centuries, cobbled together from the many cultures that had come together to form the Commonwealth.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
Nehemia, who might someday pose a threat to the King of Adarlan’s rule over her home country when she ascended to the throne.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Now the foot scratchings were deeper, more frequent, and they followed no direct ascending line.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
The dead sun set, and two moons rose, one huge and pitted and white, which seemed, as it rose, to be taking up half the horizon, although it shrank as it ascended, and a smaller moon, the bluish-green color of the veins of mold in a cheese, and the arrival of this moon was an occasion of celebration for the ghoul-folk.
Neil Gaiman -- The Graveyard Book
Threads of red light ascend from anti-air emplacements up and down the coast.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
He hesitates, then ascends the step again.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
Then after standing there for a moment in the shadows to let the figs settle on her stomach and to compose her expression, she began to ascend slowly to the upper levels of the house.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
They ascend to Heaven less frequently.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
As he ascended, the rider on his back got smaller and more difficult to discern, but Leo’s grin was unmistakable.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
As we ascended the stairs, Rixon called out to me, "Good luck with that one, love!"
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
Someone had drawn on the wall, in charcoal, a series of life-sized nudes ascending the stairs like frames in a film; and there was very little furniture apart from a ratty futon and some chairs and tables that looked scavenged from the street.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Cal’s smile dies with a downward twitch, and he starts walking toward my room, ascending the sloping spiral.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
All the same family photos still hung on the wall, ascending up to the top.
John Corey Whaley -- Nogin
We ascend the stairs and cross the glass floor.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
We ascend a magnificent curved marble staircase.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
As the party ascended the steps, and came out on a terrace above, their spirits revived.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
At the right-hand corner the green cathedral spire ascends into the pale blue sky of the evening.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
The answer ascended the steps, on top of Max Vandenburg.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
The steps creaked and groaned as they ascended, like an old woman complaining about her aches and pains.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
When the eldest left for college, the next ascended to the throne.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
It is their wish that you should ascend and speak with them.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
I would go to Alaska, ski inland from the sea across thirty miles of glacial ice, and ascend this mightynordwand.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
We ascended into my room, and the servant presently brought breakfast; but I was unable to contain myself.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
We kept on ascending, with occasional periods of quick descent, but in the main always ascending.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
We set an example for our fellow faction members, and soon the three of us are engulfed in the mass of gray fabric ascending cement stairs in the half light.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
The soldiers were ascending the hill breathing heavily, and despite the general’s presence were talking loudly and gesticulating.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Eragon solemnly ascended them and stopped before the door.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Plumes of phosphorescent colors were ascending to the sky like delicate Bengal lights.