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  • We ascended to the second floor.
    ascended = moved upward
  • He ascends, falls at a slope, strikes the rebar and returns to the ground.   (source)
    ascends = moves upward
  •   He walked to the hall and called out, “Everything good down there?”
      The answer ascended the steps, on top of Max Vandenburg.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • John Muir is remembered primarily as a no-nonsense conservationist and the founding president of the Sierra Club, but he was also a bold adventurer, a fearless scrambler of peaks, glaciers, and waterfalls whose best-known essay includes a riveting account of nearly falling to his death, in 1872, while ascending California's Mt. Ritter.   (source)
    ascending = climbing
  • I began climbing, up one level and then the next, ascending the side of the building.   (source)
    ascending = moving or sloping upward
  • They had ascended from the cellar level and were just crossing the lobby.   (source)
    ascended = climbed up
  • At the front of the house, beside the door, a flight of stairs ascends to the second level.   (source)
    ascends = climbs up
  • We ascended three stairways, passed three landings.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • At eleven o'clock President Cleveland ascended the stairs to the speakers' platform, erected outside at the east end of the Administration Building, and took his seat, the signal for the ceremony to begin.   (source)
  • Then he glanced over at a cramped stairwell that ascended from this level …. climbing higher still.   (source)
    ascended = climbed upward
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  • Rising from his knee, Orik ascended the dais, turned to face the assembly, and then he sank into the hard black throne.   (source)
    ascended = stepped up or climbed up
  • The levels spread out in a circular arc and grew larger as they ascended.   (source)
    ascended = moved upward
  • She ascended slowly and returned to Wilbur's pen.   (source)
  • Orange sparks ascended from wave-like sheets of flame   (source)
  • With Guenhwyvar close at his side, he slipped silently from shadow to shadow, and when the two companions had ascended the stairs and were on the landing before the door to the third level, Drizzt was more relaxed.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • 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.   (source)
    ascend = move upward
  • We are not going around in circles, we are moving up, the circle is a spiral, we have already ascended many a level.   (source)
    ascended = moved upward
  • As the party ascended the steps, and came out on a terrace above, their spirits revived.   (source)
    ascended = moved up
  • At the right-hand corner the green cathedral spire ascends into the pale blue sky of the evening.   (source)
    ascends = goes upward
  • We kept on ascending, with occasional periods of quick descent,   (source)
    ascending = moving upward
  • Opening the heavy door he ascended the two or three steps to the level of the ground, and there on the gravel before him lay a white heap.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • Knowing well her part, she ascended a flight of wooden steps, and was thus displayed to the surrounding multitude, at about the height of a man's shoulders above the street.   (source)
  • Besides, if the ascending road did become steeper, I was comforted with the thought that it was bringing us nearer to the surface.   (source)
    ascending = climbing (sloped upward)
  • Still, as I ascended higher, the valley assumed a more magnificent and astonishing character.   (source)
    ascended = moved upward
  • After making nearly a semicircle around the pond, they diverged from the water-course, and began to ascend to the level of a slight elevation in that bottom land, over which they journeyed.   (source)
    ascend = climb upward
  • I dreamed of ascending Everest myself one day;   (source)
    ascending = climbing up
  • I would go to Alaska, ski inland from the sea across thirty miles of glacial ice, and ascend this mighty nordwand.   (source)
    ascend = climb
  • For the next two hours we ascended an incline pitched as gently as a beginner's ski slope, eventually arriving at the bergschrund that delineated the Khumbu Glacier's upper end.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • The trail climbs a hill beyond the uppermost pond, then rejoins the twisting, rocky creek bed before ascending again into a jungle of scrubby vegetation.   (source)
    ascending = moving upward
  • I cannot now tell exactly, it was so long ago, under what circumstances I first ascended, only that I shuddered as I went along (I have an indistinct remembrance of having been out overnight alone), -- and then...   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • ...and then I steadily ascended along a rocky ridge half clad with stinted trees, where wild beasts haunted, till I lost myself quite in the upper air and clouds, seeming to pass an imaginary line which separates a hill, mere earth heaped up, from a mountain, into a superterranean grandeur…   (source)
  • Attach! Ascend! Repeat!   (source)
    ascend = move upward
  • Every morning larks ascend from No Man's Land.   (source)
    ascend = fly up
  • Together the two ascended the steps, and Lord Godalming pointed out what he wanted done.   (source)
    ascended = climbed (move upward on)
  • ...with occasional periods of quick descent, but in the main always ascending.   (source)
    ascending = moving upward
  • he ascended the valley in a mathematically direct line towards his distant home in the meadows.   (source)
    ascended = climbed (move upward)
  • My mule was brought to the door, and I resolved to ascend to the summit of Montanvert.   (source)
    ascend = go up
  • She silently ascended the steps, and stood on the platform, holding little Pearl by the hand.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.   (source)
    ascend = move or slope upward
  • We crossed the ice, therefore, and ascended the opposite rock.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • Soon the equipage began to ascend to higher ground, and the wind grew keener with the change of level and soil.   (source)
    ascend = move higher
  • He says I answered "darkness, creaking wood and roaring water," so the river is changing as they ascend.   (source)
    ascend = move upward (upstream against the current)
  • I have examined the map and find that the river most suitable for the Slovaks to have ascended is either the Pruth or the Sereth.   (source)
    ascended = moved upward (upstream against the current)
  • Then we ascended to Lucy's room.   (source)
    ascended = moved upward
  • As the evening fell it began to get very cold, and the growing twilight seemed to merge into one dark mistiness the gloom of the trees, oak, beech, and pine, though in the valleys which ran deep between the spurs of the hills, as we ascended through the Pass, the dark firs stood out here and there against the background of late-lying snow.   (source)
  • On the upper margin of the opening, the viewless influence had piled tree on tree, in such a manner as had not only enabled the two males of the party to ascend to an elevation of some thirty feet above the level of the earth, but, with a little care and encouragement, to induce their more timid companions to accompany them.   (source)
    ascend = climb upward
  • I, whom you behold in these black garments of the priesthood—I, who ascend the sacred desk, and turn my pale face heavenward, taking upon myself to hold communion in your behalf with the Most High Omniscience...   (source)
    ascend = climb up
  • They beheld the minister, leaning on Hester's shoulder, and supported by her arm around him, approach the scaffold, and ascend its steps; while still the little hand of the sin-born child was clasped in his.   (source)
    ascend = climb
  • It was only with the assistance of a servant, and by leaning his hand heavily on the iron balustrade, that he could slowly and painfully ascend the Custom-House steps, and, with a toilsome progress across the floor, attain his customary chair beside the fireplace.   (source)
  • I passed the bridge of Pelissier, where the ravine, which the river forms, opened before me, and I began to ascend the mountain that overhangs it.   (source)
    ascend = move up
  • So powerful seemed the minister's appeal that the people could not believe but that Hester Prynne would speak out the guilty name, or else that the guilty one himself in whatever high or lowly place he stood, would be drawn forth by an inward and inevitable necessity, and compelled to ascend the scaffold.   (source)
    ascend = climb up
  • The path, as you ascend higher, is intersected by ravines of snow, down which stones continually roll from above; one of them is particularly dangerous, as the slightest sound, such as even speaking in a loud voice, produces a concussion of air sufficient to draw destruction upon the head of the speaker.   (source)
    ascend = move up
  • We ascended into my room, and the servant presently brought breakfast; but I was unable to contain myself.   (source)
    ascended = went up
  • A tin pipe ascends through the ceiling, and forms a medium of vocal communication with other parts of the edifice.   (source)
    ascends = goes upward
  • The storm appeared to approach rapidly, and, on landing, I ascended a low hill, that I might observe its progress.   (source)
    ascended = climbed up
  • Or perchance his sensitive temperament was invigorated by the loud and piercing music that swelled heaven-ward, and uplifted him on its ascending wave.   (source)
    ascending = rising
  • The Governor, in advance of his visitors, ascended one or two steps, and, throwing open the leaves of the great hall window, found himself close to little Pearl.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • "Hester," said he, "I ask not wherefore, nor how thou hast fallen into the pit, or say, rather, thou hast ascended to the pedestal of infamy on which I found thee."   (source)
  • The same platform or scaffold, black and weather-stained with the storm or sunshine of seven long years, and foot-worn, too, with the tread of many culprits who had since ascended it, remained standing beneath the balcony of the meeting-house.   (source)
    ascended = climbed up
  • More frequently, however, on ascending the steps, you would discern—in the entry if it were summer time, or in their appropriate rooms if wintry or inclement weathers—a row of venerable figures, sitting in old-fashioned chairs, which were tipped on their hind legs back against the wall.   (source)
    ascending = climbing
  • Now she caught the low undertone, as of the wind sinking down to repose itself; then ascended with it, as it rose through progressive gradations of sweetness and power, until its volume seemed to envelop her with an atmosphere of awe and solemn grandeur.   (source)
    ascended = rose
  • This earthly faintness, was, in their view, only another phase of the minister's celestial strength; nor would it have seemed a miracle too high to be wrought for one so holy, had he ascended before their eyes, waxing dimmer and brighter, and fading at last into the light of heaven!   (source)
    ascended = risen
  • So, one fine morning I ascended the flight of granite steps, with the President's commission in my pocket, and was introduced to the corps of gentlemen who were to aid me in my weighty responsibility as chief executive officer of the Custom-House.   (source)
    ascended = climbed
  • the moon ascending, Up from the east   (source)
    ascending = rising
  •   Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed,
      Ascend her chamber, hence and comfort her.
      But, look, thou stay not till the watch be set,   (source)
    ascend = go up
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  • Unless told otherwise, the program sorts in ascending order.
    ascending = from smallest to largest
  • It lists the top-ten movies by popularity in ascending order.
    ascending = from the tenth most popular to the most popular
  • By way of illustration, Nina pointed her pencil to the first column of her grid, in which six objects were listed in ascending order of size.   (source)
    ascending = from smallest to largest
  • I'm a lawyer, and before I came up to this godforsaken circus, I dealt with ascending levels of confidentiality every day of my life.   (source)
    ascending = increasing
  • The difference between your flesh and the animate power within, which can feel, understand, and love, in that very ascending order, will be clear to you in ten thousand ways, ten thousand times over.   (source)
    ascending = moving from least important to most important
  • "My being is yours," he sang in desperation, repeating the same anguished melodic phrase, which the orchestra also picked up again on its own, ascending two notes up from the dominant and with deepest fervor moving back to the fifth below.   (source)
    ascending = moving upward on a musical scale
  • In 1782 Gouverneur Morris proposed to the Continental Congress that the coins of the republic be called, in ascending order, /unit/, /penny-bill/, /dollar/ and /crown/.   (source)
    ascending = from least valuable to most valuable
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  • She believes she will ascend to heaven upon her death.
    ascend = get into a better situation
  • She ascended to the throne.
    ascended = rose to a more prestigious position
  • Nehemia, who might someday pose a threat to the King of Adarlan's rule over her home country when she ascended to the throne.   (source)
    ascended = rose (to a more prestigious position)
  • The rebels called themselves Alyssians, in honor of the young princess who'd been killed before her time, never able to ascend to the throne.   (source)
    ascend = rise (to a more prestigious position)
  • When the eldest left for college, the next ascended to the throne.   (source)
    ascended = rose (to a more prestigious position)
  • My exact age is a mystery to me, as it is to many Afghans of my generation, but I am confident in my approximation because I recall quite vividly a fist-fight with my friend, and later to be brother-in-law, Saboor, on the day we heard that Nader Shah had been shot and killed, and that Nader Shah's son, young Zahir, had ascended to the throne.   (source)
  • I will back you if it seems likely you can ascend to the throne, and if not, then I won't.   (source)
    ascend = rise (to a more prestigious position)
  • After the untimely death of Jongilizwe in the 1920s, his son Sabata, the infant of the Great Wife, was too young to ascend to the throne.   (source)
  • As in your world, it does happen—usually by a relative who aspires to ascend to the throne.   (source)
  • She had ascended her throne after the assassination of her father, and her country had never been fully at peace in her reign.   (source)
    ascended = risen (to a more prestigious position)
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  • "You told her you wouldn't kill us if she ascended that throne," Jace said, unclasping the silver bracelet from around his wrist.   (source)
    ascended = rose to (a more prestigious position)
  • Julia will spend the afternoon reading each one, basking in the awareness that the man whose potential she had seen so long before, when he was just a quiet young lieutenant, has ascended from anonymity and disgrace to the level of great historical figure.   (source)
    ascended = moved upward to a position of greater importance
  • In 1999, when a young, untested king ascended to the throne after the death of his father, he decided to release more than a thousand criminals and political prisoners in a traditional gesture of goodwill.   (source)
    ascended = rose (to a more prestigious position)
  • In Silvester the Second a famous magician ascended the papal throne, although he was notorious for having invented the pendulum clock.   (source)
  • It may be that we are chosen instruments of His good pleasure, and that we ascend to His bidding as that other through stripes and shame.   (source)
    ascend = rise (into a better situation)
  • Now those vague liberal dreams with which the Emperor Alexander had ascended the throne, and which he had tried to put into effect with the aid of his associates, Czartoryski, Novosiltsev, Kochubey, and Strogonov—whom he himself in jest had called his Comite de salut public—were taking shape and being realized.   (source)
    ascended = climbed (to a more prestigious position)
  • It was the Dutch navigator Tasman who discovered this group in 1643, the same year the Italian physicist Torricelli invented the barometer and King Louis XIV ascended the French throne.   (source)
    ascended = climbed (to a better position)
  • They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the nature of the air we breathe.   (source)
    ascend = rise (into a better situation)
  • When you ascend that throne, you save the world.   (source)
    ascend = rise to take (a more prestigious position)
  • "And all I have to do is ascend that throne," Clary said.   (source)
  • You will ascend the throne, and you will reign beside me.   (source)
  • When the Council of Elders proclaimed yesterday that they would support Nasuada, it created an uproar the likes of which I haven't seen since I ascended to the throne.   (source)
    ascended = rose (to a more prestigious position)
  • At many schools, the jocks would be a good bet to ascend to the throne, but at Benson, they're pretty much all black, and many of the white kids are afraid of them.   (source)
    ascend = rise (to a more prestigious position)
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  • But here, where the topography was a jumble, the sun balanced along the summits, setting behind a ridge one moment and then popping up again when Chase's truck ascended the next rise.†   (source)
  • Walter and I ascended in the gleaming elevator, with its plastic marble interior and its smell of car upholstery and its crush of suited people, men and women both, all with the averted eyes and vacant faces of lifelong servants.†   (source)
  • The arguments often ascended into theory.†   (source)
  • You watching Jupiter Ascending?†   (source)
  • When the group of visitors ascended Radar Peak, its tip had just emerged from the cloud cover.†   (source)
  • Walking up the alleyway, I ascended a set of stone stairs at the side of the castle, climbing up its sheer wall.†   (source)
  • Ascending, Alighting†   (source)
  • The lightless elevator swayed back and forth as it ascended, turning the boy's stomach sour with nausea; a smell like burnt oil invaded his senses, making him feel worse.†   (source)
  • Colonel Murphy ascended to the podium, looking as strong as ever, his eyes still alit with a sense of purpose.†   (source)
  • Then she nodded and ascended the dais.†   (source)
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  • Across Walnut is the former location of the old Walnut Street Jail, where Jean Pierre Blanchard's balloon ascended in January 1793.†   (source)
  • Fache ascended.†   (source)
  • "Hush!" she said, looking around, though the rest of the girls had already ascended the stairs.†   (source)
  • A broad staircase ascending.†   (source)
  • A large balcony packed with more students seemed to ascend elegantly into the drawings.†   (source)
  • 'Well, we were always going to fail that one,' said Ron gloomily as they ascended the marble staircase.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "That sounds great, but I have to talk to Four about something," I say, pointing toward the shadow ascending the path.†   (source)
  • The Grand Empress turned and ascended the steps of her house.†   (source)
  • She rounded the corner and ascended a small set of steps that led into a significantly smaller hallway.†   (source)
  • Then, as the "pillar of light" leaves the angel—or, rather, as the quickly ascending angel departs the "pillar of light"—we see the kings.†   (source)
  • There is no dying, there is only an ascending or a descending, a moving on to other planes.†   (source)
  • The path they're on begins to ascend, twisting steadily to the left.†   (source)
  • Briony watched from the foot of the stairs as Lola ascended, sobbing loudly and flanked by Emily and Betty, and followed by Polly who carried a basin and towels.†   (source)
  • Decades from now, Father would die slowly, peacefully, and you would ascend.†   (source)
  • He'd called for her, said her name three times, said it like a wish that she would not appear, and then he ascended the steps to his den to jot things down in a small spiral notebook: "A drinker?†   (source)
  • And then Boston tilts away and they ascend effortlessly over a blackened Atlantic.†   (source)
  • She prepared to ascend drawn by a superior power, but nothing happened.†   (source)
  • The gargoyles watched him ascend.†   (source)
  • We ascend a magnificent curved marble staircase.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • You heard him call the name of each reindeer after ascending the chimney, and you actually watched the reindeer going to the next house in the quarter.†   (source)
  • He hesitates, then ascends the step again.†   (source)
  • She hopped the next escalator and continued to ascend.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It took Bass four years to ascend the Seven summits.†   (source)
  • And then ALBUS ascends after him.†   (source)
  • Queems stood up, leaned sincerely forward, and inhaled a raft of ascending smoke from his Kent.†   (source)
  • The steps creaked as we ascended.†   (source)
  • Eragon solemnly ascended them and stopped before the door.†   (source)
  • My sisters all seemed determined to fly, or in Rachel's case, to ascend to heaven directly through a superior mind-set, but my way was slowly and surely to walk.†   (source)
  • As they ascended, he spoke.†   (source)
  • Het Masteen gestured and the Consul followed the tall, robed figure through a dilation in the pod onto an ascending walkway which curved up and out of sight around the massive bark wall of the treeship's trunk.†   (source)
  • Except for a handful of doctors, government officials, and family friends who would enter the Petersen house, that glimpse of the president ascending the stairs was the last time Americans saw Abraham Lincoln alive.†   (source)
  • In the Qur'an, Gabriel is described as having six hundred wings, and is assumed to have accompanied Muhammad when he ascended to the heavens.†   (source)
  • Lagos said that Enki had the ability to ascend into the universe of language and see it before his eyes.†   (source)
  • She ascended.†   (source)
  • I ascended a couple of steel rungs and then grabbed Viviana's hand, her other hand grasping the stuffed bear.†   (source)
  • Three times she ascended the steps, walked slowly down.†   (source)
  • The steps creaked and groaned as they ascended, like an old woman complaining about her aches and pains.†   (source)
  • I ascended to the hall and took up my position again.†   (source)
  • In time, he learned to ascend into the clouds, cover vast distances, and land gently.†   (source)
  • It takes forever for him to get to the top-usually he bounds, but today he's a man ascending the scaffold.†   (source)
  • The pilot could not make the balloon ascend again, and at last they were led on muleback to the dock at Pueblo Viejo, where the swamp met the sea.†   (source)
  • A huge flock of red-winged blackbirds ascends from nests in the cattails, startled by our sound.†   (source)
  • But Colton's recent revelation that my raging prayers had ascended directly to heaven—and had received an equally direct response—made me feel like I had some additional confessing to do.†   (source)
  • The Christian mystic Angelus Silesius (1624-1677) put it another way: Every drop becomes the sea when it flows oceanward, just as at last the soul ascends and thus becomes the Lord.†   (source)
  • Momentarily there was a silence, but then an old woman with a turban who lived with her daughter and grandsons in the bedroom above Saeed and Nadia's, and whom Nadia had helped on more than one occasion to ascend the stairs, the old woman being regal in posture but also quite large, this old woman motioned to Nadia, beckoned Nadia to come stand at her side, to stand beside the garden chair on which she was sitting.†   (source)
  • While she was gone I heard the old woman at the front door greet a man, and then his heavy footsteps ascended the stairs over my head.†   (source)
  • As for the sisters of legend, wrapped in superlatives and ascended into myth, they were finally also inaccessible to me.†   (source)
  • From disappointment, I gradually ascended the emotional ladder to haughty indignation, and finally to that state of stubbornness where the mind is locked like the jaws of an enraged bulldog.†   (source)
  • The light poles and paved roads ascended the hills.†   (source)
  • Now the foot scratchings were deeper, more frequent, and they followed no direct ascending line.†   (source)
  • As we ascended the stairs, Rixon called out to me, "Good luck with that one, love!"†   (source)
  • The first time the Clutter murderers ascended the staircase was late one rainy April afternoon.†   (source)
  • The Blimp ascended to his feet.†   (source)
  • I knew the routine by heart--at this very moment, the tail end of the Grand Spectacle was exiting and Lottie, the aerialist, was ascending her rigging in the center ring.†   (source)
  • A group of tired-looking girls sitting on the step in blessed Sunday idleness and cheap Sunday finery stared as he and Johnnie ascended and crossed the porch.†   (source)
  • Instead of moving on and making way for the younger gangsters to ascend, the veterans stayed put.†   (source)
  • She was, rather, maneuvering in a leisurely manner, and seemed to ascend fifty to eighty feet as she turned, banking almost like an aircraft.†   (source)
  • As Woolf ascended, Pollard began to fail.†   (source)
  • Imitating Manzoor, Mortenson rinsed his ears, then carefully swished water throughout what Muslims consider humans' holiest feature, the mouth, from which prayers ascend directly to Allah's ears.†   (source)
  • The warehouse is twice the size of a football field and sectioned into three ascending tiers.†   (source)
  • Fueled by ice, it all takes a very long while, but finally we both ascend about as high as two people can.†   (source)
  • But now it was time to ascend the mountain.†   (source)
  • It is their wish that you should ascend and speak with them.†   (source)
  • It took only a minute for them to ascend to the rough circle of stones.†   (source)
  • I looked up and saw myself in a most palpable vision ascending the altar steps, opening the tiny sacrosanct tabernacle, reaching with monstrous hands for the consecrated ciborium, and taking the Body of Christ and strewing Its white wafers all over the carpet; and walking then on the sacred wafers, walking up and down before the altar, giving Holy Communion to the dust.†   (source)
  • A balcony, to which one ascended via a spiral staircase made of wrought iron, took the place of the second story of shelves.†   (source)
  • He pricked up his ears and watched the blood drain from Aarfy's face as sirens mourned far away, police sirens, and then ascended almost instantaneously to a howling, strident, onrushing cacophony of overwhelming sound that seemed to crash into the room around them from every side.†   (source)
  • So by night, when he ascended the bed, I was happy for his enjoyment but relieved when he finished with me.†   (source)
  • Ascending rugs and strewn cushions pass by on her way down.†   (source)
  • The Pritchards ascended the stairs, and I lagged along.†   (source)
  • Vlad hushed him and opened the door, muttering quietly to Nelly as he ascended the stairs that he and Henry were going to hang out in his room for a while.†   (source)
  • They ascended the wall to meet a circular, person-sized door in the ceiling, through which shone a single gleam of light.†   (source)
  • With knitted brow he ascended the stairs.†   (source)
  • They ascended the scale and began to distort.†   (source)
  • Then somehow I came out of it, ascending hastily from this underworld of sound to hear Louis Armstrong innocently asking, What did I do To be so black And blue?†   (source)
  • The bacteria would head up into the air, and slowly ascend until they were literally in space.†   (source)
  • "We had nothing worth remarking today except we kept ascending," wrote John Quincy on December 31.†   (source)
  • The road ascended into forests.†   (source)
  • I watch a great horned goat ascend the rocks toward my mere.†   (source)
  • She placed her dreams on the back of the bird and fantasized that it would glide forever in transparent silver circles until it ascended to the center of the universe and was swallowed up.†   (source)
  • Ascending the dune, David carefully placed the lantern in Bob's groping hand.†   (source)
  • Soon after ascending to the presidency, he requested thick personal dossiers on each of "The Harvards": those members of the Kennedy administration who had once taken such great delight in taunting him.†   (source)
  • The road went past it and climbed on into the coils of an ascending grade.†   (source)
  • He left the room and ascended the stairway again.†   (source)
  • I watch Miss McCleethy and Mrs. Nightwing ascend the stairs, the candle flame casting their long shadows on the wall and ceiling till they seem to loom over everything.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I watched her as she ascended.†   (source)
  • As you ascend, you remove the pins I've driven and knock out the chocks.†   (source)
  • Someday Bruenor walked up the rocky slope with measured steps, his boots finding the sane footholds he always used when he ascended to the high point of the southern end of the dwarven valley.†   (source)
  • Ahead the road was straight, ascending a high hill.†   (source)
  • Tyler asked as they started to ascend.†   (source)
  • All the same family photos still hung on the wall, ascending up to the top.†   (source)
  • Would he ascend or descend?†   (source)
  • The pine trees grew in groves along the ridges above the dry lake-bed flats; but as he rode closer to the mountain, the land ascended into a solid pine forest, and the scrub oak and grass grew only in small clearings.†   (source)
  • Later Yen taught us, 'After life, the rational soul ascends the dragon; the sentient soul descends the dragon.†   (source)
  • The ship itself was invisible, already far ahead of that ascending light.†   (source)
  • Fascinated, she came into the shadows and ascended creaking steps, hesitating on each one.†   (source)
  • At last, with the sound of the children's tumbling, ascending footsteps in her ears, she replied softly, "I have already made my choice, as I told you.†   (source)
  • HELEN pulls her toward the house; and hand in hand, they cross the yard, and ascend the porch steps, in the rising lights, to where AUNT EV is holding the door open for them.†   (source)
  • After a long walk, we came to the hall of the spiral stair and began to ascend.†   (source)
  • He saw the wildflowers in the heavy grass, and he saw the red cows against the hillsides, moving up the easy ascending paths and eating as they went.†   (source)
  • (They shove to the stairs and ascend, talking) MARGARET Would you want to be Chancellor?†   (source)
  • He ascended the stairs, seventeen eternal steps, and felt his way through a close tunnel overpass papered with velour.†   (source)
  • We ascend the stairs and cross the glass floor.†   (source)
  • Speechless, Peter let his eyes ascend the staircase, all the way up to the base of the man's skull.†   (source)
  • In silence they ascended the moving spiral staircase and entered the circular office.†   (source)
  • From the skyline columns of smoke ascend.†   (source)
  • Chapter One —— The Dark Lord Ascending   (source)
  • Plumes of phosphorescent colors were ascending to the sky like delicate Bengal lights.†   (source)
  • If you hope to move in quietly, you'll need to ascend on foot."†   (source)
  • Saphira ascended lazily on an updraft and asked,What are you thinking?†   (source)
  • But Lopsang ignored the command, untied from Cotter, and continued ascending to the summit alone.†   (source)
  • We ascend in the glass half egg of the elevator, past the vine-draped balconies.†   (source)
  • Miss Kenton was still waiting for me in the hallway and we ascended through the house in silence.†   (source)
  • Before ascending, Langdon knew he needed a weapon, any weapon.†   (source)
  • If you ascend on foot, I fear I must do the same.†   (source)
  • The movie was called Jupiter Ascending, and it was both ridiculous and kind of awesome.†   (source)
  • My star's ascending as the Haitians' sets," when he heard voices outside.†   (source)
  • He ascends away from the Ministry of Magic.†   (source)
  • He places it gently on the steps of the porch, then begins to ascend the stairs.†   (source)
  • Threads of red light ascend from anti-air emplacements up and down the coast.†   (source)
  • As they ascended, Langdon tried to focus on anything other than the four walls around him.†   (source)
  • She ascended the main portico to the church's sole wooden door.†   (source)
  • Viesturs had previously ascended Everest in 1990 and '91 without gas.†   (source)
  • The ladder was an antique tapered design and narrowed as Collet ascended.†   (source)
  • And the boys watch as CEDRIC ascends helplessly through the water.†   (source)
  • As the escalator ascended, Langdon took a deep breath and tried to gather his thoughts.†   (source)
  • And when the flame went up toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame.†   (source)
  • Cedric Diggory is ascending out of the water and seemingly out of the competition.†   (source)
  • He could feel himself ascending to a higher station in life.†   (source)
  • The ball of paper bursts into flame and ascends across the stage.†   (source)
  • With flames flickering all around him, the camerlegno looked like an angel ascending to heaven.†   (source)
  • She ascends the stairs and sticks out a hand.†   (source)
  • Having ascended the church stairs, he was now higher, and his view was better.†   (source)
  • Kohler's breath was labored and getting worse as the Haz-Mat elevator ascended.†   (source)
  • And then—SCORPIUS ascends to the surface.†   (source)
  • They continued ascending the sinuous passages.†   (source)
  • And a noise like a shrunken scream descends and ascends around us.†   (source)
  • HARRY's wand ascends upwards towards her He is disarmed.†   (source)
  • He ascended into the total darkness, keeping one hand on the wall.†   (source)
  • And as CEDRIC ascends, people start to laugh, and everything changes.†   (source)
  • The chamber had no ceiling but ascended all the way to the top of Tronjheim, a mile overhead.†   (source)
  • Nasuada ascended the dais, then knelt before Eragon and Saphira.†   (source)
  • He'd heard about people who ascended too quickly and developed nitrogen bubbles in their blood.†   (source)
  • Rung by rung, he ascended into darkness.†   (source)
  • She with his quick sketch of her as Madonna ascending in folds upon modest folds of garments.†   (source)
  • Ascending to the altar again, the Demon turned and faced his audience.†   (source)
  • We must reach out into the mundane world, find those who might Ascend, teach and train them.†   (source)
  • I've heard some people speculate all the time on when you'll be ascending."†   (source)
  • Then Prince Rhaegar would have ascended the Iron Throne, mayhaps to heal the realm.†   (source)
  • As they ascended, Jason gathered the wind and clouds around him.†   (source)
  • Wherever the road ascended, we'd see half a dozen bicyclists holding on to the backs of trucks.†   (source)
  • Step by step, they ascended toward the chaos waiting above.†   (source)
  • The logs in the fireplace popped, causing a shower of sparks to ascend the chimney.†   (source)
  • I waited while he ascended the low porch and went inside.†   (source)
  • Thrusting the lantern before him, he cautiously ascended, one step at a time.†   (source)
  • The advancing line of blue moves forward in a giant scrum, slowly ascending the hill.†   (source)
  • Out here on the sands it is always best to travel by night, before the sun ascends the sky.†   (source)
  • No ascending cloudmass, of course, or rolling waves of sound.†   (source)
  • They ascended the serpentine steps in a deepening silence.†   (source)
  • Bourne remained seated watching the lights as the elevator ascended.†   (source)
  • I thought we were starting to ascend, but it might have been wishful thinking.†   (source)
  • Tom paused at the bottom of wide steps that ascended to the circular building.†   (source)
  • I ascended the flight of wooden stairs attached to the side of the house.†   (source)
  • Alessandro ascended rapidly on wide ledges remarkably free of snow.†   (source)
  • Exhaled — so freed of vapour — the craft ascended!†   (source)
  • The entire squad began firing at the slowly ascending aircraft.†   (source)
  • He heard their boots on the stone steps as they ascended.†   (source)
  • The girls looked frightened, and all but one ascended quickly to the veranda landing.†   (source)
  • A ball of fire ascended into the heavens until it was lost in the glare of the sun.†   (source)
  • It ascended so fast, Khufu had to make a flying leap to get on board.†   (source)
  • Fact is, the god is in the base, a kind of inner mystery from which the towers ascend.†   (source)
  • A few dried fragments of weed, trapped among the rocks, marked the limit of the ascending waters.†   (source)
  • He ascends the stairs, sets up the block from its trap, gets the ax and then straddles his legs.†   (source)
  • Bleys worked his way to the next landing, cleared it, turned again, began to ascend.†   (source)
  • Ascending.†   (source)
  • Instead of heading toward the great steel doors, we moved quickly across the length of the palace, where we ascended another spiral staircase.†   (source)
  • "Come," he said to the captain, and jerked his head at the steep, grassy hill that the company was starting to ascend.†   (source)
  • A space cleared in the crowd, and Harry pushed his way toward the counter, where a gaggle of delighted ten-year-olds was watching a tiny little wooden man slowly ascending the steps to a real set of gallows, both perched on a box that read: Reusable hangman — spell it or he'll swing!†   (source)
  • The bronze dragon flapped his mighty wings, snatched the two cages with the satyr and the storm spirits in his claws, and began to ascend.†   (source)
  • He had many female visitors; when they wore dresses or skirts, the boys loved to watch them ascending and descending the stairwell from one of the lower floors.†   (source)
  • I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed.†   (source)
  • Even during my conversations with others, my prayers ascended, a kind of mental background music that would've been in the foreground—the only ground—if only life didn't have an annoying way of rolling on.†   (source)
  • Along the hallways on every floor shelves ascend to the ceiling, crammed with all the novels one should read in a lifetime, biographies, massive monographs of every artist, all the architecture books Gogol has ever coveted.†   (source)
  • He ascends from Flatland into the three-dimensional Metaverse and practices riding his bike around his yard for a while.†   (source)
  • I ascended the narrow access ladder mounted between the adjacent rows of capsules, then stepped onto the short platform beneath the hatch to my unit.†   (source)
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