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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASCENDED

Ascended a red-topped peak close to our bivouac and got a view ahead.

Ascended the Frere Ranges and got a fine view to the north and east.

Fifty years before Queen Victoria had ascended the throne of England.

This was a sad mistake; and it cost him dear enough after he had ascended his father's throne.

The "wicked uncle" then ascended the throne, or its equivalent.

"Temperament is a peculiar thing," Mr. Cream said as they ascended the stairs.

They ascended that eminence which is the pass into the Alpuxarras.

A man-servant brought in the lamp, and Pierre ascended to his room.

All the more prominent eminences were measured and ascended, the Kenia not excepted.

"Because—I am not that sort," said Marguerite; and, turning, she ascended the iron steps.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.