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accession -- as in: accession to the throne
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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
  • Now my body seemed at last to say, "Well, if you must have it, here!" and an accession of strength came flooding through me.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Jack of Diamonds had doubled his family’s fortune since Redd’s accession to the throne.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars

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  • The only change in it that they could notice was an accession of alertness.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Miss Moseley, who came into the house to help to do the dress-making, acquired daily accessions of importance from the developments with regard to Miss Ophelia’s wardrobe which she had been enabled to make.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ’Now, it is very remarkable that this is so extensively overlooked,’ continued the Time Traveller, with a slight accession of cheerfulness.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • I will write to Madeira the moment I get home, and tell my uncle John I am going to be married, and to whom: if I had but a prospect of one day bringing Mr. Rochester an accession of fortune, I could better endure to be kept by him now.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The Saxons and Normans of Arthur’s accession had begun to think of themselves as Englishmen.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He gave us to understand that in our children we lived again, and that, under the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, any accession to their number was doubly welcome.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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  • Silas was evidently a brother selected for a peculiar discipline; and though the effort to interpret this discipline was discouraged by the absence, on his part, of any spiritual vision during his outward trance, yet it was believed by himself and others that its effect was seen in an accession of light and fervour.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The round of visits was made; and Mr. James Harthouse, with a discreet use of his blue coaching, came off triumphantly, though with a considerable accession of boredom.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The good Earl of Kent had too much sense to abuse his peculiar privilege; but he exercised it twice after the instance we have seen of it before he was called from this world—once at the accession of Queen Mary, and once at the accession of Queen Elizabeth.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • It produced a little sentiment and a useful accession of willpower.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The new heir, up to the period of his accession, was reckoned rather a dissipated youth, but had at once reformed, and made himself an exceedingly respectable member of society.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He rides into Jerusalem and allows himself to be acclaimed by the crowds as the savior of the people, thus playing directly on the way the old kings were installed in a characteristic "throne accession ritual."
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • 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!"
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Emerging at last from the austerity which had plagued them since the second world war, but at the same time facing the loss of their great empire and the inevitable decline of their power in the world, the British had half-convinced themselves that the accession of the young Queen was a token of a fresh start-a new Elizabethan age, as the newspapers like to call it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • But, turning another page or two, he discovered with astonishment that, in spite of this recent accession of funds, the balance had already declined to a few dollars.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • How long ago it is, aunt, since 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
  • By the time he was passing through the backyard, Mrs. Pratt, her servants, and a dozen half-dressed neighbors had joined the twins and the dead, and accessions were still arriving at the front door.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • He was among the bitterest of the anti-Catholic party, and it was certain that on his accession to power, he would have to face violent enmity.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Hence Mrs. Rouncewell, housekeeper at Chesney Wold, foresees, though no instructions have yet come down, that the family may shortly be expected, together with a pretty large accession of cousins and others who can in any way assist the great Constitutional work.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And when a king must distribute all those extraordinary accessions that increase treasure beyond the due pitch, it makes him less disposed to oppress his subjects.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Nor did the reputation of the young pale-face rest altogether on his success in the previous combat, or in his discriminating and cool manner of managing the late negotiation, for it had received a great accession by the occurrences of the night.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • …for long, for two things made him hated and despised; the one, his having kept sheep in Thrace, which brought him into contempt (it being well known to all, and considered a great indignity by every one), and the other, his having at the accession to his dominions deferred going to Rome and taking possession of the imperial seat; he had also gained a reputation for the utmost ferocity by having, through his prefects in Rome and elsewhere in the empire, practised many cruelties, so…
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Isabel thought very often of the fact of her accession of means, looking at it in a dozen different lights; but we shall not now attempt to follow her train of thought or to explain exactly why her new consciousness was at first oppressive.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • It was an afternoon of distress, and Anne had every thing to do at once; the apothecary to send for, the father to have pursued and informed, the mother to support and keep from hysterics, the servants to control, the youngest child to banish, and the poor suffering one to attend and soothe; besides sending, as soon as she recollected it, proper notice to the other house, which brought her an accession rather of frightened, enquiring companions, than of very useful assistants.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • ’Tilda,’ said Miss Squeers, with such a sudden accession of violence that John started in his boots, ’I throw you off for ever, miss.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The summons of the unnurtured squatter brought an immediate accession to their party.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • There are other obvious reasons that would facilitate her accession to it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Mr Flintwinch had been already rearranging and dusting his own particular little office, as if to do honour to his accession to new dignity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Europe should have made trafficking an issue in negotiating the accession of Eastern European countries wishing to enter the European Union, and it can still make this an issue for Turkey in that regard.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Isabel thought very often of the fact of her accession of means, looking at it in a dozen different lights; but we shall not now attempt to follow her train of thought or to explain exactly why her new consciousness was at first oppressive.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • She had taken more satisfaction in Isabel’s accession of fortune than if the money had been left to herself; it had seemed to her to offer just the proper setting for her sister’s slightly meagre, but scarce the less eminent figure.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • It is time then that all should cease to treat her as alien, and even adverse—cease to denounce and vilify all and everything connected with her accession—cease to thwart and oppose the remaining steps for its consummation; or where such efforts are felt to be unavailing, at least to embitter the hour of reception by all the most ungracious frowns of aversion and words of unwelcome.
    John O’Sullivan  --  Annexation (Texas)
  • On and on the compact ranks, With accessions ever waiting, with the places of the dead quickly fill’d, Through the battle, through defeat, moving yet and never stopping, Pioneers!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • ]] The accession of the Federalists to power was, in my opinion, one of the most fortunate incidents which accompanied the formation of the great American Union; they resisted the inevitable propensities of their age and of the country.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Fanny’s spirits lived on it half the morning, deriving some accession of pleasure from its writer being himself to go away.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • On the accession of William III.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The imperial authority, unable to maintain the public order, declined by degrees till it was almost extinct in the anarchy, which agitated the long interval between the death of the last emperor of the Suabian, and the accession of the first emperor of the Austrian lines.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • A faint misgiving, which had hung about her since their accession to fortune, that even now she could never see him as he used to be before the prison days, had gradually begun to assume form in her mind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • As the young man looked up and saw the fierce aspect of the group, which was increasing at each instant by the accession of some countenance and figure, apparently more forbidding than any which had preceded it, he drew his rifle, by a very natural impulse, from beneath him, and commenced putting it in a state for service.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Elections in Ireland, till of late, were regulated entirely by the discretion of the crown, and were seldom repeated, except on the accession of a new prince, or some other contingent event.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • She had taken more satisfaction in Isabel’s accession of fortune than if the money had been left to herself; it had seemed to her to offer just the proper setting for her sister’s slightly meagre, but scarce the less eminent figure.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • She, therefore, felt an immediate accession of confidence, when she found that he was, like herself, awaiting the next boat.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The accession of fortune, the discovery of my relations, followed in due order.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • These were no longer the grim keeps of Arthur’s accession.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • All this happened now, for the first time since their accession to wealth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The old-fashioned keeps of Arthur’s accession had given place to a gaiety of defence, now difficult to imagine.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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