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Ascension Day

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noun
  1. the 40th day after Easter, commemorating the Ascension of Christ; Holy Thursday.
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Origin of Ascension Day

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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  • The next day was ascension-day, and it was passed by Joan in prayer.

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  • And I say that this has to do with the text—it has to do with Ascension-day.

  • Let us see, though, whether death has not something to do with Ascension-day.

  • Between twelve and one o'clock on the 26th of May, Ascension-Day, the ringing of bells announced the opening of the great fair.

  • On the 24th of May, the eve of Ascension-day, she learned that Compiegne was being besieged, and she resolved to re-enter it.


British Dictionary definitions for ascension day

Ascension Day

noun
  1. Christianity the 40th day after Easter, when the Ascension of Christ into heaven is celebrated
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