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Quotes of ascent

  1. A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent – Alice Stone Blackwell
  2. I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV – Anatoli Boukreev
  3. At several such places we landed but always found the ascent to the interior so covered with large loose rocks that it would have been impossible to have disembarked stores or stock on any – George Grey
  4. Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man we usually reach the realm of play – Eric Hoffer
  5. Civilization we shall find like Universalism and Christianity is anti evolutionary in its effects it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent – Arthur Keith
  6. It's I mean for me it's the same as training with my crewmembers We share the same first part of the flight We all go together It's the most critical part of the flight the ascent – Philippe Perrin
  7. See that you buy the field where the Pearl is sell all and make a purchase of salvation Think it not easy for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory many are lying dead by the way slain with security – Samuel Rutherford
  8. To -day it appears as though it may well be altogether abolished in the future as it has to some extent been mitigated in the past by the unceasing and as it now appears unlimited ascent of man to knowledge and through knowledge to physical power and dominion over Nature – Frederick Soddy
  9. Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness – Publilius Syrus
  10. The historic ascent of humanity taken as a whole may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces in nature in society in man himself – Leon Trotsky

Usage examples for ascent

  1. Ascent made in one day – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  2. “ Clavering said nothing but took the reins and they slid slowly down into the hollow and more slowly still across the frozen creek and up the opposite ascent – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  3. But this rapid ascent was followed by no less speedy a fall and one act of indiscretion stripped the Athenians of all the advantages which they had acquired on the mainland of Greece ” – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  4. The danger was small for the park was upon both sides level with the drive in which there was a slight ascent – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  5. After an hour and a half over the fairly good road we came to a grand ascent – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  6. March 13 Before the mists of morning had cleared away from the lofty hills to the north east of our encampment I had commenced their ascent with a party of three men – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  7. Its ascent turns not as do most escaliers from left to right but from right to left – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  8. Hearing no sound she took courage and made the ascent – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  9. “ A descending slope was before us then a hollow also in thick corn and an open ascent beyond – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  10. The ascent is easy then The event is feared – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  11. Thence the ascent is very steep to Rungpo where we took up our quarters at a rest house at an height of 6008 feet – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  12. When Rodier shouted that he was feeling sick Smith at once checked the ascent – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  13. It was nearly noon when I arrived at the top of the ascent – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  14. He met with some delay at the inn but at length was driving home as fast as he dared through the thick darkness of the rough ascent – Home Again by George MacDonald
  15. The ascent began at half past two and ended at six – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  16. “ Clowes came to the foot of the ascent – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  17. As a prudent guide of souls Augustin did not wish to make the ascent too rapidly – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  18. But always the ascent was resumed – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  19. He pushed it open and began the steep ascent – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  20. He knew by the manner of John's ascent that there was something grand and glorious doing – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith