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Definition of Ascent

Ascent

  1. The act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth.
  2. The way or means by which one ascends.
  3. An eminence, hill, or high place.
  4. The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees.

Ascent Quotations

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

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
Publilius Syrus

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

My individual, psychological descent coincided, ironically, with my ascent into the public eye.
Joni Mitchell

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
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Ascent Translations

ascent in French is ascension
ascent in German is Besteigung {f}, Aufstieg {m}
ascent in Italian is ascensione, ascensione
ascent in Swedish is uppfart, bestigning

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