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Definition Christianity:  celebration of the Ascension (rising) of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
  • 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
  • Ascension = act of rising
  • High, steep, and rugged, it resisted ascension.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • 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
  • His ascension has been unlikely.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • 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
  • Beyond the gate was a steep ascension of spiral stairs.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • ASCENSION The Drums of Derva sounded, summoning the dwarves of Tronjheim to witness the coronation of their new king.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Annie had congratulated her on her transparency, on her ascension, as Annie put it, but then had become very busy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "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
  • His arms were folded as he watched the ascension of his men.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • 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
  • He reached out to Glaedr, and the old dragon fed him energy to sustain his ascension.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mother Ascension, who is as strong as a man, will help you.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Many attributed Judson's ascension through party ranks in part to his smooth political sagacity and in part to Prudence Crandall.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • So after Ascension Day I keep them recta* an extra hour every Wednesday.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Thus the difficulty of ascension, in the present case, lay more in semblance than in reality.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug

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