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uh sen shuhn

  • n  (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
  • n  a movement upward
  • n  (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
  • n  (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
  • n  the act of changing location in an upward direction

  • I first met Hu Jintao during his visit to Washington in 2002, shortly before his ascension to the pinnacle posts in China.
  • In political terms, however, the ascension has been less smooth.
  • When Einhorn was first arrested in France in 1997, PTI magazines Steve Lopez explained the whole story, from Einhorns ascension in the hippie world as a student at the .
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