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ascend
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

3 uses
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Definition
to move or slope upward — sometimes figuratively as when climbing the corporate ladder
  • 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.
    p. 171.5
  • 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.
    p. 156.1
  • We were more than twice as long being seated, because only one staircase ascending to The Great Hall was available for our passage—and then there was the problem of the front-row bench being smashed; the boys who regularly sat there had to find places for themselves on the floor, or onstage.
    p. 400.9

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