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