- ascension day,
Origin of ascent
Examples from the Web for ascent
When the young woman is ready to emerge from her weeks in hiding, she attends a ceremony marking her ascent into true womanhood.Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite in Papua New Guinea|Brandon Presser|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You have to take a long-term look at the ascent of something that fundamentally changes the power structure of America.
In October 2006, she pioneered the first ascent of Nagpai Gusun, a 7,000-meter peak in the Khumbu region.
Watching Paar do his last Tonight show was almost like witnessing an ascent into clouds.From Jack to Johnny to Jay: Saying Goodbye to ‘Tonight’|Tom Shales|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I hope that my spirits and emotions will join them in this ascent.
The ascent was a long one; fresh districts were ever rising up, even to the most distant hills.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
In Suevo-Gothic, Backe is "an ascent or descent, extremitas montes, alias crepido vel ora."
The mountain of course may be done quicker, but I give the times, if any other lady should like to try the ascent.'Italian Alps|Douglas William Freshfield
For half a mile or so did Glen and his companion follow it, seeking some place at which they might continue their ascent.Campmates|Kirk Munroe
Before detailing my ascent to this wonderful place, it may be proper to state what it is like.
c.1610, "action of ascending," from ascend on model of descend/descent; "climbing" sense is from 1753.