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adjective as in rising

adjective as in arising

adjective as in soaring

adjective as in uphill

adverb as in upward

noun as in ascent

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Example Sentences

Keeping it on your nightstand means your phone will never run out of charge in the middle of the night, and an ascending-volume alarm gently wakes you in the morning.

They were holding too many meetings, he realized, descending into politics instead of ascending to reckon with Flagg.

The officer says the guards kept constant watch for clues among the prisoners for coalescing groups and ascending leaders.

The new pope is undoubtedly forward-thinking—except for when it comes to women ascending in the church hierarchy.

“The beauty of the sky is the most poignant we have seen,” he wrote in his logbook upon ascending 10 miles above the earth.

They are, in ascending order of controversy, Penny Pritzker for Commerce, Gina McCarthy for the EPA, and Tom Perez for Labor.

The rays of the ascending sun were bright upon it: and the superb palace of the Spanish kings shone in its fullest splendour.

As the girl spoke, footsteps were heard ascending the creaky wooden stair.

For some time previously he had been devoting himself more especially to ascending to as great a height as possible.

On the way down-stairs Laidlaw and his little companion passed a tall gentleman and two ladies who were ascending.

I prefer the principle of the ascending and descending scale, to such an amount of fixed duty.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ascending, such as: climbing, growing, increasing, soaring, spiraling, and surging.

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