Usage examples for ascending

  1. We continued upon our course, and on ascending a high sandhill I found we had upon our right hand, and stretching away to the west, an enormous salt expanse, and it appeared as if we had hit exactly upon the eastern edge of it, at which we rejoiced greatly for a time. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. We had less difficulty in descending than in ascending the bank of the river, though there was no snow. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. While they were there another traveller came by, ascending from Lungern, and he stopped to rest there too. – Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott
  4. The length of the inner portion of the right subclavian will vary according to the place at which it arises, whether from the innominate artery, from the ascending, or from the descending part of the aortic arch. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  5. Driscoll's head jerked a nod, of wrath ascending. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle