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ascend
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

36 uses
  • All these persons had ascended by the ladder to the stage.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (80% in)
  • In the centre of the lofty Gothic* facade of the palace, the grand staircase, incessantly ascended and descended by a double current, which, after parting on the intermediate landing-place, flowed in broad waves along its lateral slopes,—the grand staircase, I say, trickled incessantly into the place, like a cascade into a lake.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (12% in)
  • And if we ascend the cathedral, without mentioning a thousand barbarisms of every sort,—what has become of that charming little bell tower, which rested upon the point of intersection of the cross-roofs, and which, no less frail and no less bold than its neighbor (also destroyed), the spire of the Sainte-Chapelle, buried itself in the sky, farther forward than the towers, slender, pointed, sonorous, carved in open work.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (31% in)
  • ...turns grave and shrill, of the treble and the bass; you can see the octaves leap from one tower to another; you watch them spring forth, winged, light, and whistling, from the silver bell, to fall, broken and limping from the bell of wood; you admire in their midst the rich gamut which incessantly ascends and re-ascends the seven bells of Saint-Eustache; you see light and rapid notes running across it, executing three or four luminous zigzags, and vanishing like flashes of lightning.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (96% in)
  • ...turns grave and shrill, of the treble and the bass; you can see the octaves leap from one tower to another; you watch them spring forth, winged, light, and whistling, from the silver bell, to fall, broken and limping from the bell of wood; you admire in their midst the rich gamut which incessantly ascends and re-ascends the seven bells of Saint-Eustache; you see light and rapid notes running across it, executing three or four luminous zigzags, and vanishing like flashes of lightning.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (96% in)
  • ...is intelligence, sang;—the pillar, which is a letter; the arcade, which is a syllable; the pyramid, which is a word,—all set in movement at once by a law of geometry and by a law of poetry, grouped themselves, combined, amalgamated, descended, ascended, placed themselves side by side on the soil, ranged themselves in stories in the sky, until they had written under the dictation of the general idea of an epoch, those marvellous books which were also marvellous edifices: the Pagoda of...
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (14% in)
  • During her absence, a neighbor had seen two gypsies ascend up to it with a bundle in their arms, then descend again, after closing the door.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (53% in)
  • The mother, burst into shrieks of laughter, ascended the stairs as though on wings, and entered.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (53% in)
  • Thief of Egypt! thou shalt ascend it once more!
    1.6.5 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 5 — End of the Story of the Cake (16% in)
  • Every day, an hour before sunset, the archdeacon ascended the staircase to the tower, and shut himself up in this cell, where he sometimes passed whole nights.
    2.7.2 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 2 — A Priest and a Philosopher are.... (5% in)
  • He therefore ascended the northern tower while the beadle below was opening wide the doors of the church, which were then enormous panels of stout wood, covered with leather, bordered with nails of gilded iron, and framed in carvings "very artistically elaborated."
    2.7.3 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 3 — The Bells (35% in)
  • But when he had set them to swinging, when he felt that cluster of bells moving under his hand, when he saw, for he did not hear it, the palpitating octave ascend and descend that sonorous scale, like a bird hopping from branch to branch; when the demon Music, that demon who shakes a sparkling bundle of strette, trills and arpeggios, had taken possession of the poor deaf man, he became happy once more, he forgot everything, and his heart expanding, made his face beam.
    2.7.3 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 3 — The Bells (48% in)
  • "Since we are talking about errors," said the king's procurator, "I have just been studying the figures on the portal below before ascending hither; is your reverence quite sure that the opening of the work of physics is there portrayed on the side towards the Hôtel-Dieu, and that among the seven nude figures which stand at the feet of Notre-Dame, that which has wings on his heels is Mercurius?"
    2.7.5 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 5 — The Two Men Clothed in Black (38% in)
  • All at once be heard the creaking of the boards of the stairway; some one was ascending.
    2.7.8 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 8 — The Utility of Windows Which.... (9% in)
  • After ascending and descending several steps in the corridors, which were so dark that they were lighted by lamps at mid-day, La Esmeralda, still surrounded by her lugubrious escort, was thrust by the police into a gloomy chamber.
    2.8.2 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 2 — Continuation of the Crown.... (1% in)
  • The cellars of an edifice formed another edifice, into which one descended instead of ascending, and which extended its subterranean grounds under the external piles of the monument, like those forests and mountains which are reversed in the mirror-like waters of a lake, beneath the forests and mountains of the banks.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (4% in)
  • I predicted it for her, that she would ascend thither!
    2.8.5 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 5 — The Mother (96% in)
  • He paid no attention to a tolerably numerous rabble which had assembled in the Place du Parvis, before the portal of Notre-Dame; he remembered that it was the month of May; he supposed that it was some procession, some Pentecost, some festival, hitched his horse to the ring at the door, and gayly ascended the stairs to his beautiful betrothed.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (15% in)
  • The monotonous chanting of the celebrants, the responses of the people to the priest, sometimes inarticulate, sometimes thunderous, the harmonious trembling of the painted windows, the organ, bursting forth like a hundred trumpets, the three belfries, humming like hives of huge bees, that whole orchestra on which bounded a gigantic scale, ascending, descending incessantly from the voice of a throng to that of one bell, dulled her memory, her imagination, her grief.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (16% in)
  • At the most, he gazed uneasily after Dom Claude when the latter ascended the staircase of the tower; but the archdeacon had abstained from presenting himself again before the gypsy's eyes.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (2% in)
  • They betook themselves to the principal door of the church, ascended the steps, and were soon to be seen squatting under the arch, working at the door with pincers and levers; a throng of vagabonds followed them to help or look on.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (31% in)
  • The thought had occurred to him of ascending to the southern belfry and sounding the alarm, but before he could have set the bell in motion, before Marie's voice could have uttered a single clamor, was there not time to burst in the door of the church ten times over?
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (46% in)
  • At the end of that gallery there is a door which is never fastened otherwise than with a latch, and with this ladder I ascend, and I am in the church.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (80% in)
  • Child let me be the first to ascend.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (80% in)
  • The throng of vagabonds, uttering loud acclamations, crowded to its foot to ascend.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (81% in)
  • When Quasimodo, who had not ceased to fight for a moment, beheld this rout, he fell on his knees and raised his hands to heaven; then, intoxicated with joy, he ran, he ascended with the swiftness of a bird to that cell, the approaches to which he had so intrepidly defended.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (94% in)
  • He began to ascend towards the Place de Grève, holding her by the hand.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (24% in)
  • At this spot the quay ascended.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (25% in)
  • Then he set his foot on the ladder in order to ascend.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (99% in)
  • The executioner, who had not loosed his hold on the young girl, began to ascend the ladder once more.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (**% in)
  • He made the tour of the church twenty times, length and breadth, up and down, ascending and descending, running, calling, sbouting, peeping, rummaging, ransacking, thrusting his head into every hole, pushing a torch under every vault, despairing, mad.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (6% in)
  • At last when he was sure, perfectly sure that she was no longer there, that all was at an end, that she had been snatched from him, he slowly mounted the staircase to the towers, that staircase which he had ascended with so much eagerness and triumph on the day when he had saved her.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (9% in)
  • Quasimodo ascended the tower staircase for the sake of ascending it, for the sake of seeing why the priest was ascending it.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (34% in)
  • Quasimodo ascended the tower staircase for the sake of ascending it, for the sake of seeing why the priest was ascending it.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (34% in)
  • Quasimodo ascended the tower staircase for the sake of ascending it, for the sake of seeing why the priest was ascending it.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (35% in)
  • People who have ascended the towers of Notre-Dame know that there is a swell of the stone immediately beneath the balustrade.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (73% in)

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