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Many of the books of the New Testament describe Jesus’ Ascension to heaven.
  Christianity:  celebration of the Ascension (rising) of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
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  • Many of the books of the New Testament describe Jesus’ Ascension to heaven.
  • The book of Acts flashed into my head, the scene of Jesus’ ascension, when Jesus told the disciples that they would be his witnesses, that they would tell people all over the world about him.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Annie had congratulated her on her transparency, on her ascension, as Annie put it, but then had become very busy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • So this terrifying ascension was most difficult for him, perched as he was on the neck of the giant.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • Rubber Plant: The Ascension, it’s called.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • On the Ascension Avenue there lived a barber of the name of Ivan Jakovlevitch.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Nose
  • Mother Ascension, who is as strong as a man, will help you.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Planes arrived for Milo from airfields in Italy, North Africa and England, and from Air Transport Command stations in Liberia, Ascension Island, Cairo, and Karachi.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • So after Ascension Day I keep them recta* an extra hour every Wednesday.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He was referring to the fresco of the "Ascension of St. John."
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View

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  • Tia Concha became Aunt Conchshell, and Tia Asuncion, Aunt Ascension; Tio Mundo was Uncle World; Paloma, our model cousin, turned into Pigeon, and for spite we surnamed her, accurately, Toed.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • "Have you been to the Church of the Ascension?" he suddenly asked him, with stern emphasis.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • ) where St. Peter, to prove the Ascension of Christ, using the words of the Psalmist, (Psal.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • London reached, the travellers alight, the old housekeeper in great tribulation and confusion, Mrs. Bagnet quite fresh and collected—as she would be if her next point, with no new equipage and outfit, were the Cape of Good Hope, the Island of Ascension, Hong Kong, or any other military station.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • …weight of eleven stone and four pounds in avoirdupois measure, as certified by the graduated machine for periodical selfweighing in the premises of Francis Froedman, pharmaceutical chemist of 19 Frederick street, north, on the last feast of the Ascension, to wit, the twelfth day of May of the bissextile year one thousand nine hundred and four of the christian era (jewish era five thousand six hundred and sixtyfour, mohammadan era one thousand three hundred and twentytwo), golden number…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The gaunt oak-cased clock, with the picture of the Ascension on the door-panel and the Miraculous Draught of Fishes on the base; his grandmother’s corner cupboard with the glass door, through which the spotted china was visible; the dumb-waiter; the wooden tea-trays; the hanging fountain with the brass tap—whither would these venerable articles have to be banished?
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The nuns told her it was like a Holy Ascension except Papi was dressed to go dancing.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Another inventor, J. B. McComber, representing the Chicago-Tower Spiral-Spring Ascension and Toboggan Transportation Company, proposed a tower with a height of 8,947 feet, nearly nine times the height of the Eiffel Tower, with a base one thousand feet in diameter sunk two thousand feet into the earth.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • …sense escaped you; there was an Assumption of the Virgin; there was a Crucifixion in which the painter by some magic of feeling had been able to suggest that the flesh of Christ’s dead body was not human flesh only but divine; and there was an Ascension in which the Saviour seemed to surge up towards the empyrean and yet to stand upon the air as steadily as though it were solid ground: the uplifted arms of the Apostles, the sweep of their draperies, their ecstatic gestures, gave an…
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Beyond the gate was a steep ascension of spiral stairs.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • We won’t oppose her ascension.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Their ascension to grace was jumpstarted in 1982 when Pope John Paul II unexpectedly elevated them to a "personal prelature of the Pope," officially sanctioning all of their practices.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I explained why we needed to wake the sun god—the threat of Apophis’s ascension, mass chaos and destruction, the world about to end at sunrise, et cetera.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Ascension to a paradise that in one version was merely "a feeling," a sense of power, of unassailable superiority-sensations that in another version were transposed into "A red place.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • All the other degrees can be attained by successful completion of the previous degree, but ascension to the thirty-third degree is controlled.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • ASCENSION The Drums of Derva sounded, summoning the dwarves of Tronjheim to witness the coronation of their new king.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • She was not seen to cry during the ascension to heaven of Remedios the Beauty or over the extermination of the Aurelianos or the death of Colonel Aureliano Buendia, who was the person she loved most in this world, although she showed it only when they found his body under the chestnut tree.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Thus the difficulty of ascension, in the present case, lay more in semblance than in reality.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • All of them, however unspiritual on other days, were transfigured by the Sabbath influence; so that their very garments—whether it were an old man’s decent coat well brushed for the thousandth time, or a little boy’s first sack and trousers finished yesterday by his mother’s needle—had somewhat of the quality of ascension-robes.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • So spake this oracle, then verified When Jesus, Son of Mary, second Eve, Saw Satan fall, like lightning, down from Heaven, Prince of the air; then, rising from his grave Spoiled Principalities and Powers, triumphed In open show; and, with ascension bright, Captivity led captive through the air, The realm itself of Satan, long usurped; Whom he shall tread at last under our feet; Even he, who now foretold his fatal bruise; And to the Woman thus his sentence turned.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The leader of this coalition was a man named Laurent-Désiré Kabila, a former Marxist rebel who had been educated in France and was, until his rapid ascension to power, a relative unknown in Congo.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • High, steep, and rugged, it resisted ascension.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • His arms were folded as he watched the ascension of his men.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • He reached out to Glaedr, and the old dragon fed him energy to sustain his ascension.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • His ascension has been unlikely.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • They feared being so light that the only word that could describe what would happen to them was ascension.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The journey toward this particular truth was not an ascension toward a glorious light but a descent into darkness, chaos, the maelstrom.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Every now and then the air appeared to check our respiration as it does that of aeronauts when the ascension of the balloon is too rapid.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Many attributed Judson’s ascension through party ranks in part to his smooth political sagacity and in part to Prudence Crandall.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The first thing her father had done on his ascension was to expel his own father’s grasping, lowborn mistress from Casterly Rock.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Baker would have known that if Lincoln were assassinated, ascension to the presidency could eventually fall to Stanton—the man who opposed Lincoln’s candidacy in 1860.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Opposition to the war, as everyone knew, was stronger and more vociferous in London than anywhere in the country, yet here were crowds greater than any since his ascension to the throne.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • But she has also enjoyed the birth of two healthy children, Caroline and John Jr., and the stunning ascension of her dashing young husband from a Massachusetts politician to president of the United States.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • " Finnick goes back to Snow’s political ascension, which I know nothing of, and works his way up to the present, pointing out case after case of the mysterious deaths of Snow’s adversaries or, even worse, his allies who had the potential to become threats.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • * *clock <4> By nature he knew each ascension Of th’ equinoctial in thilke town; For when degrees fiftene were ascended, Then crew he, that it might not be amended.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • "One afternoon in September the Adams family, Jefferson, and "eight or ten thousand" others attended one of the celebrated Paris spectacles of the time, a balloon ascension from the Tuileries Gardens.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She felt a little calmer then, and bought Fra Angelico’s "Coronation," Giotto’s "Ascension of St. John," some Della Robbia babies, and some Guido Reni Madonnas.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • A few feet of ascension was possible if you kicked wildly, but no more.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • There will be in the chapel only the four Mother Precentors, Mother Ascension and yourself.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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