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ascent

uh sent

  • n  an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • n  a movement upward
  • n  the act of changing location in an upward direction

  • That ascent, and Messner's subsequent conquest of the world's 13 other peaks of 8,000 m or more, set the gold standard for mountaineering.
  • Inside the Dome of the Rock: The Rock is believed by the Jews to be the spot where Abraham offered Isaac in sacrifice, and by Muslims to be the site of Muhammad's ascent to heaven .
  • Chinese diplomats insist their homeland's ascent shouldn't threaten the rest of the world.
News & Articles

  • IU baseball seniors set standard on and off the field
    But the leadership of its four seniors — Michael Basil, Justin Cureton, Walker Stadler and Trace Knoblauch — has been integral in IU baseball’s historic ascent to its first College World Series appearance.
    June 13, 2013 - Indiana Daily Student
  • IU baseball seniors set standard on and off the field
    But the leadership of its four seniors — Michael Basil, Justin Cureton, Walker Stadler and Trace Knoblauch — has been integral in IU baseball’s historic ascent to its first College World Series appearance.
    June 13, 2013 - Indiana Daily Student
  • Dear Business Owner: Tweet or Die
    When customers took to social media, calling a start-up's product ugly, the company went with it--inadvertently fueling a meteoric ascent. Twitter and LinkedIn "are the two greatest management tools that have come along since the invention of e-mail," declared Gregory Shove, the founder and CEO of SocialChorus, speaking to a packed session entitled "Leadership in a Digital Age" at this year’s ...
    June 12, 2013 - Inc Magazine
Quotes

  • Ralph Nader in Boston Globe (registration)
    The great issues have come in our history . . . through little parties that never won any national election,Nader said. "Dissent is the mother of ascent. And in that context, I have decided to run for president."
  • Conrad Anker in International Herald Tribune
    There is no question that the first ascent of Mount Everest occurred in 1953. You have to get to the top and then return safe and sound,Anker said. "The possibility is there and they had the skills they could have done it. But if they had...
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland in Washington Post
    Brundtland said "none of us should be asking developing countries to slow down their ascent to prosperity," emphasizing that the fight against climate change must go hand-in-hand with the fight against poverty.

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