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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASCEND

Then I heard a voice, saying, 'Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!'

At length, when we were nearly under the peak, he began to ascend.

He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth.

I, humble representative of the uncommercial interest, ascend with the rest.

We came the same evening to the foot of it, but the day was too far advanced to ascend it.

It was the work of a moment to enter this, and prepare to ascend.

The safest plan is to ascend them without too heavy an encumbrance of theories.

Must she, then, ascend without pushing her plan to completion?

She then re-appeared at the head of the stairs, and requested me to ascend.

To 'the height of this great argument' I do not propose to ascend.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin ascendere "to climb up, mount, ascend," figuratively "to rise, reach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). Also in 15c. used with a sense "to mount (a female) for copulation." Related: Ascended; ascending. An Old English word for it was stigan.

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